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When They Call You a Terrorist  by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele

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

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele

5.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication date: 14 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781250306906

The emotional and powerful story from the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and how it came to be. The instant New York Times Bestseller.

5 stars out of 5
3 Jun 2020

"powerful memoir of the prejudice and persecution so many black Americans experience"

BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele share a gut-wrenching and powerful memoir of the prejudice and persecution so many black Americans experience at the hands of law enforcement. White people have become so desensitised to seeing black lives snuffed out on their mobile phones that they are often unable to connect the dots to see that each person had loved ones, desires, relationships, quirks and dreams. This memoir draws our attention not only to the statistics and atrocities committed against black Americans, but also to the humanity of those whose lives were taken, and those who, still living, continue to fight for justice for us all.

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5 stars out of 5
Jennifer Savin
3 Jun 2020

"offers an intelligent, thought-provoking review of humanity, culture and race"

Co-authored by one of the Black Lives Matter founders, this best-selling book draws upon personal experience and offers an intelligent, thought-provoking review of humanity, culture and race. The title reflects the fact that Black Lives Matter has been condemned by some as a terrorist organisation and picks apart exactly why that couldn't be further from the truth.

5 stars out of 5
Lizz Schumer
3 Jun 2020

"an empowering call-to-action"

This memoir from one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a poetic exploration of what it feels like to be a Black woman in America and how Patrisse Khan-Cullors turned her pain into political power. It's an empowering call-to-action that will make the reader want to stand up and do something.