Top 10 books for activists in 2020 (from The Campaign Bootcamp)

Publications Reading

source: Campaign Bootcamp
published: 17 February 2020

Rhianna Ilube says; “If you’re a book-nerd like me, then you’ll love the blog below. Find out the top book recommendations for activists from Bootcamp staff and graduates here!”

1. Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
“It’s my favourite book and it’s always a good motivation to keep going when things seem bleak.”

Recommended by Becky, Bootcamp grad

2. Natives by Akala
“Excellent read or listen! Akala frames his personal experiences of the intersections of race and class in Britain of the 70s, 80s and 90s into today and broadens it into the historial, political context of globally and in the UK specifically. It’s a great insight into systemic injustice, the impacts of this and also touches on potential solutions.”

Recommended by Anu, Campaign Bootcamp Fundraising Manager

3. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown
“This book helped me find deep connections between activism, healing and community building. It’s easy to read – more like a conversation than a manual – but it will guide you in building sustainable community campaigns centred in healing justice. It’s revolutionary.”

Recommended by Nish, Campaign Bootcamp Environmental Outreach Coordinator

4. Pride against prejudice. Transforming Attitudes to Disability by Jenny Morris
“One of the most influential British disability activists and theorists. This is a must-read to anyone who is involved in any type of social activism and human rights education.”

Recommended by Magda, Bootcamp grad

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