From one of many co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, who helped flip a hashtag into international motion, comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity co-authored with award-winning creator, journalist and activist, asha bandele. Vital and well timed, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, asks us to keep in mind that protest within the curiosity of probably the most susceptible comes from love. Patrisse and different leaders of the Black Lives Matter motion have been known as terrorists and a risk to America. However in fact, they’re loving girls whose life experiences have led them to hunt justice for these victimized by the highly effective.
The memoir hit the Occasions Finest Sellers checklist at #12 within the February 4th Ebook Evaluation part and also will be on the Finest Sellers checklist within the February 11th Occasions Ebook Evaluation. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST additionally acquired a outstanding assessment within the New York Occasions on January 24th.
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST takes an intimate have a look at Khan-Cullors’ childhood in in Van Nuys, California—an epicenter of the drug warfare. Surrounded by a faithful household and supportive pals, Khan-Cullor’s expertise is woven into a bigger narrative in regards to the fixed and hostile presence and actions of legislation enforcement in opposition to primarily younger Black and Latino folks. From the cruel actions of the police, to the shortage of primary social and medical providers, Khan-Cullors and bandele present how the absence of private safety and dignity makes day by day life an act of survival.
The guide is garnering in depth reward – chosen as one of many “Finest Books of the Month” by Amazon, chosen as one among “13 books to learn in January” by Leisure Weekly, and highlighted as one of many “most anticipated books of January 2018” by Vogue.
In WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele search to alter the tradition that declares harmless Black life expendable.
“In America, we incarcerate ache and trauma, quite than deal with it. That is what was finished to my household and so many others. In some ways, this guide is about exposing these form of unacceptable decisions and suggesting one other manner is feasible,” stated Patrisse Khan Cullors.
“The hope I’ve in telling this story is that individuals will lastly find pathology the place it belongs – with our nation’s drug warfare and prison justice insurance policies. They make us much less protected, trigger extra hurt than good, and have been used as instruments to destabilize, quite than undergird, Black, Brown and poor folks,” stated asha bandele, a senior director on the Drug Coverage Alliance.
PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she can be a efficiency artist, Fulbright scholar, common public speaker, and an NAACP Historical past Maker. In 2016, Patrisse acquired the Defender of the Dream Award from the AFL-CIO Government Council Committee on Civil and Human Rights, the Revolution Award for Freedom from ImageNation Cinema Basis, the Justice Award from Nationwide Middle for Lesbian Rights, the Group Change Agent Award from BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., and the Glamour Ladies of the Yr Award for The Justice Seekers. In 2017, Khan-Cullors acquired the Sydney Peace Prize.
ASHA BANDELE, creator of the best-selling and award-winning memoir, The Prisoner’s Spouse, and 4 different works, has been honored for her work in journalism, fiction, poetry, and activism. A mom and a former senior editor at Essence journal, asha serves as a senior director on the Drug Coverage Alliance.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
AUTHORS: Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
PUBLICATION DATE: January 16, 2018
PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9781250171085; $ 24.99
EBOOK ISBN: 9781250171092; $ 11.99
DIGITAL AUDIO ISBN: 9781427294739; $ 23.99
AUDIO CD ISBN: 9781427294722; $ 39.99