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Şeyda Kurt
Radikale Zärtlichkeit – Warum Liebe politisch ist

The starting point for writing her book “Radical Tenderness – Why Love is Political” was a discomfort with common images of love that are shaped by power relations, which empty the word of any real content. This critical view of love evoked Şeyda Kurt’s preference for the term tenderness: implying ways of behaving that couldn’t be further from any form of violence.

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Priya Basil
In the we and now: Becoming a feminist

Basil talks about her own politicization and analyses feminist dilemmas in the context of #MeToo and her co-creation of an issue of a leading fashion magazine with numerous other women who form a feminist circle of allies and actually have nothing to do with the fashion world.

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Mohamed Amjahid
Der weisse Fleck

If you’ve read an introduction to antiracist thinking already, Amjahid’s new book provides further insights and possible options for action in order to critically deal with one’s own position – especially as a white person.

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Alicia Garza
The Purpose of Power: How we come together when we fall apart

Alicia Garza is co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. In her book, The Purpose of Power, she critically reviews the movement’s genesis. Garza’s main message to her readers is that a hashtag doesn’t usually start a movement. Behind movements stand people, and sometimes years or decades of dedication to a political cause, as she describes in detail in nearly 400 pages. But a hashtag can give it greater, even global, visibility.

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Bruce Pascoe
Dark Emu

When I started reading Bruce Pascoe’s account of “Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture”, as Dark Emu is billed on the cover, I must confess I didn’t expect it to be page-turner. But it is.

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