raalux's review against another edition

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3.0

There's some good stuff here, but I wasn't really able to follow the flow of the overarching argument.

lren1983's review against another edition

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challenging informative medium-paced

2.5

Not sure audio was the right format for me. 

catg's review against another edition

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challenging informative reflective fast-paced

4.0

authoramandafernandes's review against another edition

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informative fast-paced

3.5

sophiareads_'s review against another edition

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informative reflective

3.5

han_reardonsmith's review against another edition

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5.0

"Though we start from different levels of privilege or advantage, this journey is not a matter of figuring out who should bow to whom, but simply one of figuring out how best to join forces... we will need each other to get where we're going. And getting there, after all, is the point."

Táíwò’s clearly articulated and approachable text outlines the ways in which Empire and its class/political elites have learnt to weaponise the very tools that the oppressed have developed in struggle against it/them. This is not a case of lambasting "identity politics", but rather a careful analysis of how co-optation might be identified and resisted, through Táíwò’s conception of a "constructive politics" of solidarity that avoids "deference" when what is truly needed is to find ways to combine forces and enact systems-level change. The focus by liberals on “getting in the room” ignores the need to change the rules of the rigged game that excluded us from this room to begin with—Táíwò suggests enacting constructive refusal, choosing not to play any longer, and to use these opportunities to build a new world in the margins that this opens up.

bakar's review against another edition

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4.0

helpful perspectives and a quick listen 

turtletats's review against another edition

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3.5

3.5 stars

A good read and I appreciate it's brevity.

I'm not sure I would have been convinced of its thesis if I hadn't already agreed with most of what was said. 

intoblossom's review against another edition

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challenging informative

3.5

unread's review against another edition

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informative

4.0