When They Call You a Terrorist

Author(s): Patrisse Khan-Cullors; Asha Bandele

Biography / Memoir

"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 & 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


"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


"'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


"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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Patrisse Cullors is a leading visionary and activist, feminist, civil rights leader who has literally changed the trajectory of politics and resistance in America -- EVE ENSLER This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality -- JEFF CHANG

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, and Founder of Dignity and Power Now she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar and a popular public speaker. She's received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named one of the 100 world greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, and as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century by the Los Angeles Times.asha bandele has authored two collections of poetry, an award-winning novel, and two memoirs, including the award-winning and best-selling The Prisoner's Wife. A senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance, asha has served as an editor at Essence Magazine, and has been honoured with numerous awards for her journalism and activism. asha lives in Brooklyn, where she is raising her daughter Nisa and continuing to advocate for the nation's most harmed communities.

General Fields

  • : 9781786893031
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : January 2018
  • : 214mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrisse Khan-Cullors; Asha Bandele
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 323.092
  • : 304