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OD Book of The Month DEC | 2023

Title: Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Author: Angela Y Davis

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Published: 1/25/2016

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Why It's a Must Read

Angela Davis's book "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle" is a rich and deeply insightful examination of the connections between various social justice movements and the ongoing struggle for freedom. The book is organized around a collection of essays, interviews, and speeches delivered by Davis over the years, and it covers a wide range of topics such as race, gender, capitalism, and colonialism.

Davis' ability to draw connections between seemingly disparate issues and demonstrate how they are all interconnected is one of the book's standout features. She, for example, draws parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and the Palestinian liberation struggle, demonstrating how both are part of a larger global struggle against oppression and inequality.

Davis' clear and compelling writing style is another strength of this book. She conveys complex ideas in an approachable and understandable manner, and her passion for social justice shines through in every word. Her writing is also filled with optimism and hope, as she encourages readers to believe in the possibility of a more just and equitable world.

"Freedom Is a Constant Struggle" is an essential read for anyone interested in social justice and activism. Davis' wisdom and insights are inspiring and thought-provoking, and readers will feel empowered to take action and effect positive change in their own communities.

About The Author

Angela Y. Davis is a well-known American activist, scholar, and author known for her work on race, gender, and social justice issues. She was born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in a politically active family. She became involved in the Civil Rights and Black Panther movements as a young woman, and later became a leading figure in the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Davis has been an outspoken advocate for social justice and human rights throughout her career. She has authored numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including race, gender, and the prison industrial complex, and she has lectured and taught at universities all over the world. Davis, in addition to her activism and writing, has been involved in a number of political campaigns and movements, including a run for vice president on the Communist Party USA ticket in 1980.

Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks throughout her career, Angela Y. Davis has remained a powerful and influential voice for social justice, and her work continues to inspire and influence people around the world.

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