Roots and Rebellion

Roots and Rebellion

Personal Stories of Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Identity

Various authors


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Despite the UK’s long history of racial injustice, people from minoritized groups have fought back, engaging in advocacy, activism, and everyday acts of resistance to create positive change. This anthology is a prize-winning collection of these stories, spanning generations, cultures, and communities.

They tell of subtle acts of resistance like cooking traditional dishes using recipes passed down from grandparents displaced from their homelands, challenging microaggressions in the workplace, and sending care packages to relatives in occupied states. They also highlight bold and defiant rebellions such as building a successful business from scratch and against the odds, making perilous journeys, and fighting unlawful deportation.

The fabric of these stories is made up of resistance, but also of belonging. They explore the complexities of feeling caught between identities as well as the joyful freedom found in reclaiming and rediscovering who you are. Full of humanity and bravery, this inspiring and unique kaleidoscope of journeys speaks to how nuanced and personal resistance against racism can be.

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