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christa

christa@bookwyrm.social

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15% complete! christa has read 8 of 52 books.

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christa wants to read Free Cyntoia

Free Cyntoia (Audiobook, 2019, Simon & Schuster Audio)

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Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown-Long

Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for a murder she committed at the age of sixteen. Her case became national news when celebrities and activists made the hashtag #FreeCyntoia go viral in 2017. She was granted full clemency after having served fifteen years, walking out a free woman on August 7, 2019.

This is her story, in her …

christa started reading We Do This 'Til We Free Us

We Do This 'Til We Free Us (2021, Haymarket Books)

5 star

We Do This 'Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba

A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to …

christa finished reading No One Is Talking About This

No One Is Talking About This (hardcover, 2021, Riverhead Books)

4.5 stars

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now …

christa wants to read Your Computer Is on Fire

Your Computer Is on Fire (Paperback, 2021, MIT Press)

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Your Computer Is on Fire by Benjamin Peters, Thomas S. Mullaney, Mar Hicks, Kavita Philip

Techno-utopianism is dead: Now is the time to pay attention to the inequality, marginalization, and biases woven into our technological systems.

This book sounds an alarm: after decades of being lulled into complacency by narratives of technological utopianism and neutrality, people are waking up to the large-scale consequences of Silicon Valley–led technophilia. This book trains a spotlight on the inequality, …

christa reviewed Girls Against God

anger, sure, but also frustration

3 star

I really struggled to get through this book despite the fact that it had some resonant parts and beautiful passages. Women. Hatred. Rebelling against god, because god surrounds you and is suffocating. Understanding that you've crafted yourself as something against, but not for. Music as community and lifeblood. But I couldn't get past the editing—it sagged for me in the …

Girls Against God (paperback, 2020, Verso Fiction)

3 star

Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot

“It’s 1992 and I’m the Gloomiest Child Queen.”

Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her past, her practice and …

christa finished reading Girls Against God

Girls Against God (paperback, 2020, Verso Fiction)

3 star

Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot

“It’s 1992 and I’m the Gloomiest Child Queen.”

Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her past, her practice and …

christa replied to suzyxwvu's status

@suzyxwvu based on what I know of this book and what I've read of adrienne maree brown's other work I don't think this book addresses what you're describing, which I interpret as criticisms of historical texts. I expect this to be instead about restorative justice w/r/t interpersonal relationships within current and existing movements, which I'm interested in! I know cancel …

christa wants to read We Will Not Cancel Us

We Will Not Cancel Us (paperback, 2020, AK Press)

4 star

We Will Not Cancel Us by adrienne maree brown, Malkia Devich-Cyril

Cancel culture addresses real harm...and sometimes causes more. It’s time to think this through.

“Cancel” or “call-out” culture is a source of much tension and debate in American society. The infamous "Harper’s Letter,” signed by public intellectuals of both the left and right, sought to settle the matter and only caused greater division. Originating as a way for marginalized and …

christa wants to read The Committed

The Committed (hardcover, 2021, Grove Press)

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The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The long-awaited new novel from one of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in …

christa quoted Girls Against God

No one asks why I hate, no one uses that word, they call me grumpy, not even angry, but grumpy, six letters, something inconsequential and self-inflicted, something powerless, insignificant, something small in a small person, not something that's about society, or about them, just something that means I'm ruining things for myself, something that's in the way of my potential as an object.

Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

Girls Against God (paperback, 2020, Verso Fiction)

3 star

Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot

“It’s 1992 and I’m the Gloomiest Child Queen.”

Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her past, her practice and …

christa wants to read Heaven No Hell

Heaven No Hell (hardcover, 2021, Drawn and Quarterly)

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Heaven No Hell by Michael DeForge

"One of the most inventive and prolific cartoonists working today."—Vulture

In the past ten years, Michael DeForge has released eleven books. While his style and approach have evolved, he has never wavered from taut character studies and incisive social commentary with a focus on humor. He has deeply probed subjects like identity, gentrification, fame, and sexual desire.

In “No Hell,” …