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Radical Hope

Radical Hope

Letters of hope, passion and courage, written in the wake of Trump’s election, from some of our best-loved writers, including Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Mona Eltahawy, Claire Messud, Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru and Jane Smiley.

RADICAL HOPE is a collection of inspiring letters – to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in supermarket queues, to any and all who feel discouraged by contemporary politics – written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists in reaction to Trump’s election.

Including letters by Achy Obejas, Alicia Garza, Aya de León, Boris Fishman, Carolina De Robertis, Celeste Ng, Cherríe Moraga, Chip Livingston, Claire Messud, Cristina García, Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco Goldman, Hari Kunzru, iO Tillet Wright, Jane Smiley, Jeff Chang, Jewelle Gomez, Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Kate Schatz, Katie Kitamura, Lisa See, Luis Alberto Urrea, Meredith Russo, Mohja Kahf, Mona Eltahawy, Parnaz Foroutan, Peter Orner, Reyna Grande, Roxana Robinson and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Genre: Society & Social Sciences / Politics & Government

On Sale: 2nd May 2017

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780349010106

Reviews

These letters balance two aims: to enlighten the outside world and, perhaps more importantly, to share tactics of survival and resistance with kin and whoever else might need them.
The Atlantic
If you dread picking up your phone when it beeps with a breaking news alert (understandable these days), then Radical Hope is for you - it's angry and passionate and inspiring.
Stylist
I think I'm going to want to read this Baldwin-inspired collection yesterday, now, and through the conceivable future.
R.O. Kwon, Electric Literature, “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year”
Just what I needed at this alarming moment in our country's history; I know others will feel the same way. All of us could use a good shot of radical hope right about now ... [A] glorious symphony... I know this book will encourage readers to put their own radical hope to practice, to translate it into action, to write their own letters, politicize their own art, create space for other voices to be heard.
San Francisco Chronicle
This anthology is like the book version of a Justice League of superheroes: a collection of writers to guide us through tumultuous political times.
Vulture
This collection is a plea to defy the idea that positive change is impossible. . . . De Robertis's contributors . . . replied to her call with diverse, eloquent, and unapologetic pieces that speak to the heart and underline the sentiment that the personal is political. . . . The overall message is one of radical connection and thoughtful activism.
Publishers Weekly