When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World (Paperback)
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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 27/05/2021
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The powerful memoir of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter which explores how the movement was born, adapted for young adults and featuring brand new content including photos and journal entries

A movement that started with a hashtag - #BlackLivesMatter - and spread across the world.


From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors' 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, Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838855208
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Main - YA Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

A lyrical demand for justice that has become increasingly resonant . . . incredible . . . this book is proof that change can come through the individual - Stylist

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 twenty-first 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

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