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When They Call You a Terrorist

By: Patrisse Cullors, asha bandele, Angela Davis - foreword
Narrated by: Angela Davis - foreword, Angela Davis, Patrisse Cullors
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Publisher's summary

"Narrating her own work, Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares the salient moments of her life that led her to become a founder of Black Lives Matter...pain, frustration, and joy [emblazon] each word she utters." (AudioFile Magazine)

This program is read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and includes a bonus conversation.

The emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is the essential audiobook for every conscientious American.

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse 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 victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.

More praise for When They Call You a Terrorist:

"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us." (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow)

"When They Call You a Terrorist...help[s] readers understand what it means to be a black woman in the United States today." (New York Times Book Review)

©2018 Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"Steeped in humanity and powerful prose....This is an eye-opening and eloquent coming-of-age story from one of the leaders in the new generation of social activists." (Publishers Weekly)

"With great candor about her complex personal life, Khan-Cullors has created a memoir as compelling as a page-turning novel." (Booklist)

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