Jay Griffiths

Why Rebel
  • Why Rebel

  • 'If bravery itself could write, it would write like she does' John Berger


    Why rebel?


    Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered more than now. How we treat it, in the spirit of gift or of theft, has never been more important.
    Because we need a politics of kindness, but the very opposite is on the rise. Libertarian fascism, with its triumphal brutalism, its racism and misogyny - a politics that loathes the living world.
    Because nature is not a hobby. It is the life on which we depend, as Indigenous societies have never forgotten.
    Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars, and they are lining up now to write rebellion across the skies.

    From the author of Wild, this passionate, poetic manifesto for urgent rebellion against our imminent extinction is also a paean to the deep and extraordinary beauty of the natural world.

Jay Griffiths is the author of Tristimania: A Diary of Manic Depression, Wild: An Elemental Journey; Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time; A Love Letter from a Stray Moon and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape. She won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for the best new non-fiction writer in the USA, and the Orion Book Award. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and a World Book Day award.


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