Lindy West: The Witches are Coming

Lindy West: The Witches are Coming

Friday 13 March 2020, 6:00pm—7:15pm

WORD Christchurch presents firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling feminist author Lindy West (Shrill) with her new book, The Witches are Coming, a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself.

Restriction: Not recommended for young children

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Don't miss this event with American feminist writer Lindy West, firebrand author of the bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed TV series Shrill.

From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In her new book The Witches Are Coming, Lindy West turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one.

In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century.

Presented in association with New Zealand Festival of the Arts

TSB Space, Tūranga
Christchurch, New Zealand

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