Read & Riot by Nadya Tolokonnikova

Read & Riot

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 force to be reckoned with. Her spontaneous, explosive approach to political a...


Details Read & Riot

TitleRead & Riot
ISBN9780062741592
Author
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherHarperOne
LanguageEnglish
GenrePolitics, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Activism, Feminism, Contemporary
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Reviews Read & Riot

  • Omaira
    1970-01-01
    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 esta vida porque es la que he elegido de forma consciente y con orgullo. Por eso a mi cuando me hablan de cosas "colectivas" me río en la cara de mi interlocutor, y c...
  • Jaime
    1970-01-01
    Everyone needs to read this for the #Resistance.
  • Amy DePoy
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • K.m.
    1970-01-01
    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 abstract. 'Be A Pirate' sounds pretty vague, and while I can see how Tolokonnikova is going for broadly inspiring rules, letting the reader build off them, this didn't qui...
  • John
    1970-01-01
    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 segments: Words, Deeds & Heroes. Words covers various topics like Questioning the Status Quo, the Prison Industrial Complex and What Putin Has to Do with Trump.Deeds encom...
  • Garrett
    1970-01-01
    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 that will be useful for younger resisters moving forward, especially since, like a good lefty, she cites and quotes and provides a reading list. Enjoyable and motiv...
  • Mandy
    1970-01-01
    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, but that may be what we need in the US.
  • Mollie
    1970-01-01
    LOVED this book! Amazing. A must read!