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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Patrisse Khan-Cullors asha bandele Angela Davis

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Canongate Classics
07 February 2018
Biography; Memoirs; Society & Social Sciences
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a powerful poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors's story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimised by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
By:   Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele
Foreword by:   Angela Davis
Imprint:   Canongate Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   287g
ISBN:   9781786893031
ISBN 10:   1786893037
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   07 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, and Founder of Dignity and Power Now she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar and a popular public speaker. She's received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named one of the 100 world greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, and as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century by the Los Angeles Times.asha bandele has authored two collections of poetry, an award-winning novel, and two memoirs, including the award-winning and best-selling The Prisoner's Wife. A senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance, asha has served as an editor at Essence Magazine, and has been honoured with numerous awards for her journalism and activism. asha lives in Brooklyn, where she is raising her daughter Nisa and continuing to advocate for the nation's most harmed communities.

Reviews for When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

An empowering account of strength, resilience and bravery * * Elle magazine * * Tackling the whole gamut (racism, economics, freedom, sexuality, mental health, familial love, sisterhood and beyond), this is the portrait of modern America we should all be buying * * Emerald Street * * Khan-Cullors is careful to hold herself to account ... This humility, alongside her exceptional commitment to social justice, provides the greatest cause for optimism in this harrowing and yet uplifting account -- Musa Okwonga * * New Statesman * * A stunning memoir but also a beautifully articulated letter of protest and outrage. I couldn't recommend it more highly -- Shirley Manson * * Independent * * A powerful, self-critical, and intimate portrait of how organising for social change can look in the 21st century * * gal-dem * * Not only a memoir, but a vital piece of education and an emphatic call to arms to fight against police brutality, institutionalized racism and anti-blackness at all costs * * The List * * Khan-Cullors and bandele write wonderfully together, so synchronous that it is often difficult to separate their voices . . . When They Call You A Terrorist marks a fascinating entry point into a complicated subject that will inspire its readers to continue the fight against injustice and inequality * * The Student * * Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a leading visionary and activist, feminist, civil rights leader who has literally changed the trajectory of politics and resistance in America -- EVE ENSLER This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality -- JEFF CHANG


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