Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance. The face of modern protest is wearing a brightly colored ski mask. Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, is a creative activist, professional protestor, brazen feminist, shocking visual artist, and fo From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful...

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Title:Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism
Author:Nadya Tolokonnikova
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism Reviews

  • Jaime
    Jul 04, 2018
    Everyone needs to read this for the #Resistance. ...
  • Rita
    Apr 18, 2019
    Her activism is an inspiration. Going to prison in Russia and continuing to protest because you cannot put your values aside in the face of certain pain is the ultimate act of protest. There are so many quotes in this book that I found inspirational but this one spoke in regards to a w...
  • Gayle
    Mar 20, 2019
    I have followed Amy Siskind?s ?The Weekly List? https://theweeklylist.org/ blog since she began to warn us that all the chaos and change is not normal, should be recorded, and remembered. Tolokonnikova reminds us that when things happen every day we stop reacting to them. If y...
  • Mandy
    Oct 26, 2018
    This is a great book! Tolokonnikova lays out 10 types of actions one can take to protest against an authority (yes, mainly the government) and gives personal examples of each. Some actions & the thinking behind them are more radical than others - radical as in revolutionary radical...
  • James Klagge
    Dec 26, 2018
    Wow! An impressive book, by an impressive person. The book is a sort of memoir and philosophy of life and manual for action all in one. Though the author grew up in Russia and is not yet in her 30's, apparently she wrote it in English and without a ghost writer (p. 221). It is very we...
  • Vivian
    Nov 26, 2018
    Q. Fuck you, dear government. Q. You cannot buy the revolution, you can only be the revolution. Tolokonnikova provides a good insiders' view to protest from the guerrilla artist perspective. There's pep talks, real speak, and no sugar coating--there are consequences to confrontin...
  • Roxy Reno
    Feb 18, 2019
    Required reading for anyone under the age of 30. If you give any fucks about anything in life you should read this book, it will inspire you. It's the story of a savage little Siberian bitch whos mission is to make the Oligarchy that runs her country shit their pants. More or less. ...
  • Joel
    Dec 30, 2018
    Excellent book by Nadya. She takes the DIY ethos of punk rock and applies it to political action, art, and relationships. She offers a critical analysis of problems facing today's world and has interviews with today's political and intellectual heavy hitters. ...
  • Amy DePoy
    Jul 05, 2018
    Hilarious and thoughtful, Tolokonnikova is obviously a revolutionary in this guide to activism. Can't wait for more people to learn about this incredible woman. ...
  • John
    Oct 05, 2018
    Written as a stream of consciousness, Nadya shares her experiences and thoughts on the state of things and how we as individuals can still have our say and try to make a difference in the world. It's a fast read and easy to digest, with each chapter (aka Rules) broken into three seg...
  • Raechel
    Jul 03, 2019
    Super interesting book on activism, art, feminism, and Tolokonnikova's time in the Russian prison system. Even if this isn't your particular flavor of politics, I think many people would benefit from reading it. ...
  • Garrett
    Oct 20, 2018
    Nadya's personal story is enough to get you to read this, and she has a pugilistic narrative style befitting her role in Pussy Riot. There's also a great deal of pathos and honesty and detail in this you won't find anywhere else. On top of all that, this is a manifesto and a guidebook ...
  • Linh
    May 05, 2019
    I was surprised by how good this was. ...
  • Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
    Jan 22, 2019
    Absolutely perfect. Review to come. ...
  • Jeremy Amar
    Dec 18, 2018
    Clean, dis-orienting oxygen shot straight into my lungs. Dizzy, but smiling. ...
  • K.m.
    Oct 08, 2018
    Received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway----------------------------------------- Part punk-inspired guide to political resistance, part memoir, part inspirational asides, this book had a lot going on. I found the 'rules', or suggestions for guerrilla protest a little too abs...
  • Jason Brown (Toastx2)
    Feb 22, 2019
    Read & Riot- enthusiasm in the face of political-WTFness Nadya Tolokonnikova (Nadya Tolokno) has been in the news for several years as the band femenist punk band Pussy Riot created memorable disruptions. Eventually arrested for Hooliganism while singing Anti-Putin songs, Tolokn...
  • Krystal Linn
    Jan 19, 2019
    It was like reading a conversation, made ever so much more powerful because you knew Nadya was writing this book in a language not her own, so I could understand her message. Empowering, engaging, encouraging and thoughtful. I needed this book to fuel me forward. ...
  • Joanna
    Dec 29, 2018
    It so impressive that this book even exists, considering what Tolokonnikova has gone through, and also considering that she is writing in English. Her perspective is unique and extremely valuable. This doesn?t mean that I agree with everything she says, especially when she talks abou...
  • Katrina Christiansen
    May 25, 2019
    I think the challenge with this review is that should not be written in comparison to norms. However, we don't exist in a world without norms. I think as a piece of art work the book is intriguing and memorable. As a book with autobiographical bits and opinions and history and sociolog...
  • Yvette
    May 05, 2019
    ?The future has never seemed so full of and rich in wonderful possibilities as when I was in a labor camp and had literally nothing but dreams. Not only prison but also despair, grief, or on the contrary, inexplicable joy and unconditional love?basically any transgressive situation...
  • Lara
    Feb 09, 2019
    "Feminism is a liberating tool that can be used by male, female, transgender, transsexual, queer, agender, anybody. Feminism allows me to say: I behave how I like and how I feel, I deconstruct gender roles and play with them, I mix them up voluntarily. Gender roles are my palette, not ...
  • Hannah Brislin
    Apr 29, 2019
    This was an absolutely amazing guide to TRUE ACTIVISM. Nadya maps out how activism works as well as shares her own personal experiences, which are not for the faint of heart. She is truly an activist icon for our time. ...
  • Mollie
    Nov 02, 2018
    LOVED this book! Amazing. A must read! ...
  • Ville
    Jan 23, 2019
    "We need a miracle to get out of here. And miracles are real." ...
  • Connor Doherty
    Jun 11, 2019
    This book contains many crucial lessons on fighting for the health and rights of this planet and its inhabitants, particularly in relation to the disturbing trajectory of right-wing brainwashing and its ramifications. Another brilliant element explores finding happiness in political ac...
  • Ludovica Tirone
    Jan 02, 2019
    It gave me some amazing points to think about, however i did find it a bit all over the places: though i loved the topic (russian activism is strong af), i needed a little more structure to appreciate it more. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience (especially the parts about nadya's ...
  • Alex Gruenenfelder
    Jul 11, 2019
    A badass Pussy Riot manifesto for every punk who has ever wanted to start a revolution. ...
  • Simon Robinson
    Jul 08, 2019
    I had seen the show trial of these courageous kids on TV years ago. I had even preached about their modern, contextual cover version of The Magnificat one advent, when they had a chop at Putin and the Orthodox hierarchy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. So when i saw a copy of Read and ...
  • Christopher Spring
    Jul 14, 2019
    Easy to read, informative, thrilling, thoughtful and brilliantly structured. Don't need to agree with what she does or what they stand for to appreciate the bravery, audacity and thinking behind PUSSY riot. ...