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An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
by bestselling author and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Patrisse Cullors. With over 20 years on the frontlines of abolitionist organising, Cullors offers a bold, innovative and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist.
At its heart, this is a book which allows us to re-imagine the world, making it a better and more equal place for all.
We’re so excited for you to come on this journey with us.
PATRISSE CULLORS IN LONDON
Women of the World festival presents a very special evening with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, author, educator, artist and abolitionist.
Cullors discusses her groundbreaking book, imagining a world where communities are treated with dignity, care and respect.She provides the tools to equip everyday activists to effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future, leading with love, fierce compassion and precision.
Friday 11 Mach
7pm | Royal Festival Hall
Join us to learn the history of abolition, reimagine what reparations might look like for Black lives and get the tools to envision change and healing.
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Mrs Death Missses Death – the intoxicating debut novel by Salena Godden.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURNS PRIZE
Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now
We LOVE these photos of Salena and the big, beautiful, blue display window in Charing Cross Road’s, Foyles.
she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person – a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen.
We celebrated the one-year hardback publication anniversary of Salena Godden’s Mrs Death Misses Death.
It’s been amazing to see its journey. Here are just a few of our favourite photos from happy readers.
Published by Canongate.
A RIVER CALLED TIME
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LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURNS PRIZE
Published by Canongate.
A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics and conscience set in parallel Londons.
The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years later, Markriss Denny is one of the select few granted entry. He carries with him a closely guarded secret: the ability of his spirit to leave his body and transcend the known world.
But once in, he learns of another who carries the same power, and their existence could spell catastrophe for humanity. Denny is forced into a desperate race to understand his abilities, and in doing so uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself and the people he thought he once knew.
ABOUT THIS BOY
Growing up, making mistakes and becoming me
By Leon Rolle (Locksmith from Rudimental) and Derek Owusu (Author of That Reminds Me).Out 03 FebruayLeon “Locksmith” Rolle is one-quarter of the phenomenally successful band Rudimental. In this book, he shares his aspirational story. With chapters on mindset, self-belief and confidence, Leon encourages you to find balance and happiness, no matter what life throws at you.
Leon grew up in Hackney, where he played semi-professional football and went on to form Rudimental with three childhood friends.
Published by Walker Books.
Things weren’t always easy for me growing up, and I made a lot of mistakes. But I don’t regret any of it, because everything that’s happened has made me Locksmith, and that makes me proud. I want you to be proud of yourself too. You have the power to be great, and successes, mistakes and failures are all just a part of life. It’s the journey that counts, because that’s what makes you who you are.” – Leon “Locksmith” Rolle
We are so excited to welcome Toni Tone to the OWN IT! family.
Toni is a Content Creator, Speaker, & Author. Her debut book, ‘I Wish I Knew This Earlier – Lessons on Love’ became an instant Sunday Times Bestseller.
In 2021 Toni featured alongside her family in Channel 4’s ‘Highlife’ – a docu-ality series following the lives of a group of young, ambitious, British West Africans. In the same year she presented her very own podcast ‘Money Moves’ – a tool kit to give young listeners confidence in managing their relationship with money, in collaboration with BBC Sounds.
In 2019 Toni was announced as the first-ever ambassador for the charity Young Women’s Trust – a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women across the UK.