When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (Hardback)
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (Hardback)
zoom

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

(author), (author), (foreword)
£16.99 £14.99
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 25/01/2018
  • Save £2.00
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women - Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors - came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists. In this empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist asha bandele recount the personal story that led Patrisse to become a founder of Black Lives Matter, seeking to end the culture that declares Black life expendable. Like the era-defining movement she helped create, this rallying cry demands you do not look away. With foreword by Angela Davis.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786893024
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 * *
There are some who believe it is possible to infuse empathy into the heart of America. This is Patrisse Khan-Cullors' magnificent accomplishment with When They Call You a Terrorist . . . Her concise narrative is as unapologetic as the famous hashtag she coined, and offers at once cadenced poetry, intellectual analysis, determined polemic and imagery as unflinching as photography * * Times Literary Supplement * *
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 * *
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
A story of perseverance from a woman who found her voice in a world that often tried to shut her out. When They Call You a Terrorist is more than just a reflection on the American criminal justice system. It's a call to action for readers to change a culture that allows for violence against people of colour * * TIME * *
This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality -- JEFF CHANG

You may also be interested in...

Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
Cordially Invited
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
No Spin: My Autobiography
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
My World
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Flame
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Field Guide to the English Clergy
Added to basket
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Madam Politician
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.