Alternate Title Launch of The Mother of All Questions
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit comes to BAM for the launch of her new book, The Mother of All Questions (Haymarket Books), a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Joined by writer, art historian, and photographer Teju Cole, Solnit discusses the women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more.
Solnit is the author of 18 books on such ranging topics as feminism, Western and indigenous history, social change and insurrection, and walking, including Hope in the Dark, The Faraway Nearby, A Paradise Built in Hell, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, Solnit is a columnist at Harper’s and a regular contributor to The Guardian.