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In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of flux. They are a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, Emergent Strategy teaches us to map and assess the swirling structures and to read them as they happen, all the better to shape that which ultimately shapes us, personally and politically. A resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction: a wild feminist and afro-futurist ride!

adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

©2017 adrienne maree brown (P)2021 AK Press

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So many thoughts

A thoughtful work. I am better for it. Taking pauses to ponder ideas, suggestions and just to sit with myself. Replaying parts taking notes, I almost felt I was in a one on one session with her. Lots of work and mindful liberation actions.

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Incredible

adrienne captures and validates my whole heart and soul. I found hope once more in my work as an activist. I have nothing but gratitude. 💙

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Wonderful and Inspiring

loved it❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤thank you! Bought book to read again with lots of highlighters. Thank you ❤️

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must read for organizers and artists

so useful. like a field guide for a geuine, personal way to organize and create

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Way too many footnotes

She calls out every single comment as a footnote and it distracts from the content of what she is saying. The footnote are relevant but do we need footnote end footnote 6 time in 20 seconds.

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so good

this book is so good. learning about Emergent Strategy has been life-changing for me, in a really positive way. thank you amb