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

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

A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America?and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free. Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America?and the co-founding of a movement ...

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Title:When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Author:Patrisse Khan-Cullors
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250171083
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:257 pages pages

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

  • Lynecia
    Feb 01, 2018
    WOW. ...
  • Dawn Michelle
    Jan 22, 2018
    I am not black. I am not queer. I am not a former prisoner, have never been in jail or had family in jail. I grew up poor, but I have no idea. No. Idea. Whatsoever. I have never had family ripped from their beds by police in the middle of the night just because they "might...
  • Kelly
    Mar 16, 2018
    This is an excellent audiobook and a must-read for any feminist and activist out there. At times the writing gets a tiny bit repetitive -- probably only noticeable BECAUSE I was listening to it (Patrisse talks multiple times about being surprised to fall in love with a cishet man) but ...
  • Barbara
    Jan 29, 2018
    Khan-Cullors is a co-founder with Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter movement. She was already deeply involved in community movements fighting oppression including police violence. I finished this book 6 days after it was released. It was compelling and exceptional....
  • Beverly
    Feb 03, 2018
    thoughts coming shortly ...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Mar 29, 2018
    The title of this book is a bit misleading- it isn?t really about the BLM movement so much as it is about her motivations in starting it. This is a memoir detailing her family?s struggles with the legal system and the police in particular. Some of it is heartbreaking, but it helps ...
  • Victoria Schwab
    Apr 02, 2018
    Oh man, a difficult, but powerful book. ...
  • Thomas
    Aug 23, 2018
    What a powerful memoir, both about a movement and a woman's strength in the face of absolute racism and horror. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, shares her story about growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles in a poor and loving fa...
  • MissFabularian
    Jan 15, 2018
    When They Call You a Terrorist is a soon to be classic in black literary thought and canon. This is a stunning memoir that poignantly captures the vitality of Patrisse and her family's strong spirit and determination struggling against brutal and relentless injustice. bandele's signatu...
  • Erica
    May 14, 2018
    I put this on my YA shelf because it reads like a young adult biography, despite the horror and violence. I'd definitely recommend this to high school and college readers. Khan-Cullors is not a strong writer and I am not familiar enough with asha bandele to tell how much she guided ...
  • Rachel
    Jun 12, 2018
    I liked it, but I wanted more. Just when I thought it was going to get really deep, I felt like the substance pulled back. The writing was pretty and poetic, and at times brought tears to my eyes, but also at certain points became choppy and repetitive. The memoir was organized in a ha...
  • Betty
    Jan 18, 2018
    When I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. Like so many others, I have often watched the news in horror when yet another African-American man or woman (or worse, a child) has been killed without provocation, when they were doing nothing wrong. It was horrible enough when th...
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Mar 06, 2018
    Originally published at TheBibliophage. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors absolutely gutted me. I couldn?t breathe in so many parts of the book. I was holding my breath in sorrow, anger, outrage. With all this, you should know that I?m not a particularly em...
  • N.
    Dec 02, 2017
    Memoirs can be painful to read, light-hearted, or a blend. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors is of the "rip your heart out and stomp on it" variety because, oh my gosh, what this book says about how we treat people in America is absolutely horrifying and heartbrea...
  • Raymond
    Mar 21, 2018
    This memoir is beautifully written. Patrisse Khan-Cullors is one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. This book is her story. It is about the effects of mass incarceration and the war on drugs, all on this one woman and her family. Patrisse lived under all these pressure...
  • Kend
    Sep 26, 2017
    I received an ARC of this book yesterday morning in the mail, thinking that I would just take a peek inside before finishing my homework last night. Well, I didn't finish my homework. But I did finish this book, and while I'm not in any position to comment with authority on the Black L...
  • Alison
    Feb 16, 2018
    This is a really important book, but by the end I had to force myself to finish it because the writing style drove me up the damn wall. It's overly fancy - everything is mystical and beautiful and that gets really boring - and yet also written in choppy sentences that make it hard to f...
  • Chanda Prescod-weinstein
    Jan 18, 2018
    I think this book is critically important, and I especially want every white person to read it. But my feelings about it were also complicated. Message: 5 stars History: 3-4 stars Writing style (this is really not terribly important at the end of the day for a book with this kind of...
  • Kate Olson
    Jan 14, 2018
    A heartbreaking read. I was expecting the whole book to be about the immediate genesis of #blacklivesmatter, but it is really a true memoir in the sense that it gives Khan-Cullors' life story and how the horrors that befell her family and community led to this work. It opened my eyes, ...
  • Shirley Revill
    Aug 21, 2018
    A book that everyone should read because it carries such a strong but equally sad message. I find it sad that people can be treated differently by some people just because of the colour of their skin. To me we are all the same and what really matters is the love we have for each oth...
  • Gabriella
    Jan 03, 2018
    So, I want to start this review by saying how much I appreciate the incredible dedication Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele have to black people both in and outside of this country. I had the pleasure of hearing Khan-Cullors speak back in my freshman year of college, and so when I...
  • Lena Irish
    Feb 13, 2018
    I got so much life from reading this book! It reads as a memoir but also very informative account of how Black Lives Matter got started as a result of how the author's brother with special needs was treated by the prison system in L.A. County. That was the catalyst to her being made aw...
  • Tip Reads
    Jul 17, 2018
    WOW! DEEP! This book opened my eyes in so many ways. A true memoir about a young girl finding her identity, learning her background and growing into a strong, willful and loving woman. This books takes you through a life of struggle, trying to identify with her family and keep peace in...
  • J Beckett
    Jun 05, 2018
    When They Call you a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir isn't like most memoirs. The emphasis, despite the title, is not solely on the BLM movement, instead, it builds the reason for creation and existence BLM through the life experiences of the co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors. ...
  • Stacie C
    Dec 07, 2017
    When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele We live in a world where we need to tell people that Black Lives Matter. It?s not meant to say other lives don?t matter, we simply need to address that Black lives do in fact m...
  • Alison Hardtmann
    Jun 21, 2018
    There's a lot of misinformation floating around about the Black Lives Matter movement, some of it clearly intended to discredit their push to hold law enforcement accountable and to draw attention to serious issues, but also some based on inadequate reporting and system bias. When They...
  • Morgan Gayle
    Jan 31, 2018
    Audiobook listen ...
  • Megan Rogers
    Oct 08, 2017
    when they call you a terrorist is a recounting of the life of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, and many of the experiences that led up to BLM and subsequent actions that the movement has participated in and led thus far. I consider myself to be fairly aware of BLM, and blac...
  • Lisa Kentgen
    Mar 31, 2018
    I could not recommend this book more highly. Because it was evocative on so many levels, it is difficult to review. Maybe the best way is to acknowledge that I read it with trepidation because, while I felt like it was important to read, I have felt overwhelmed with how broken and w...
  • Anna || hayinas7
    Jan 19, 2018
    Patrisse Khan-Cullors gives you the horrifying truth and heartbreaking reality of how we people of color are treated in America in her memoir When they call you a terrorist. Split into two parts we start off with Patrisse's childhood in Los Angeles. She provides a view of what it was ...