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

  • Gina
    Feb 06, 2019
    3.95 stars I really liked this book, although it dragged in spots. The beginning and the end moved me to tears. A few spots in the middle bored me to tears. Maybe I am not punk enough? ...
  • Jaime
    Jul 04, 2018
    Everyone needs to read this for the #Resistance. ...
  • 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...
  • Krzysztof
    Nov 21, 2018
    Really enjoyed the writing style and agreed in principle. Loved the "modern punk" definition" ...
  • 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. ...
  • Libby
    Jan 14, 2019
    Tore through this. Very clear and interesting and a good glimpse into some of Russia's (and the world's) political/human issues. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Macha Marvillet
    Jan 30, 2019
    Il n'y aucun doute, chaque fibre du corps de Nadya est révolutionnaire. ...
  • Catalina
    Jan 30, 2019
    Me gustó la forma en que está pensado el libro, la división entre palabras, hechos y héroes lo hace dinámico y fluído, entretenido. Me quedo con las palabras y los héroes, así como con la invitación a la alegría subversiva. Con los hechos me pasó que los sentí algo contrad...
  • 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 ...
  • Arne-Jan
    Jan 05, 2019
    Hoe dapper kun je zijn? Pussy Riot laat zien hoeveel werk er nog te doen is in autoritaure samenlevingen als Rusland. Twee jaar bracht Tolokonnikova door in een Siberische cel, kwan vrij en heeft direct haar activisme weer opgepakt. Ik kan alleen maar heel diep buigen voor deze stoere ...
  • Omaira
    Oct 13, 2018
    La razón por la cual he disentido con la mayor parte de los temas desarrollados por la autora en el ensayo es que mi existencia vital es completamente distinta a la suya: yo vivo en mi castillo, en el campo, con mis problemas cotidianos, mi ansiedad y mis demonios. Y soy feliz con est...
  • 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." ...
  • Lunaya
    Jan 02, 2019
    Es un libro muy inspirador para continuar en el activismo político diariamente. Ya sea en una versión artística, en manifestaciones o performance en contra del especismo o el machismo. Me ha emocionando totalmente. ...
  • Rozier
    Jan 04, 2019
    A pesar de que mi año a nivel personal y emocional ha empezado igual de mal que como terminó el 2018, a nivel lector no me puedo quejar. Compré y empecé a leer este libro casi como un impulso; siempre había visto a las Pussy Riot como un grupo punk feminista que se metía en probl...
  • 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 ...
  • Mariano
    Jan 18, 2019
    Moy boeno ...