P&P Live! Sonora Jha & Rebecca Solnit — How To Rase A Feminist Boy & Recollections of My Nonexistence

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm


This event will be streamed online as a part of our P&P Live! Series

How to Raise A Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of my Family is a beautifully written and deeply personal story of struggling, failing, and eventually succeeding at raising a feminist son, this empowering book offers much-needed insight and actionable advice. From teaching consent to counteracting problematic messages from the media, well-meaning family, and the culture at large, we have big work to do when it comes to our boys.

In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West.


Sonora Jha, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, activist, and author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. Her books include Hope in the Dark; Men Explain Things to Me; and The Faraway Nearby. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she writes regularly for the Guardian and Lithub and serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International.

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632173645
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Published: Sasquatch Books - April 6th, 2021

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593083345
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

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