• We Do This ‘Til We Free Us

  • Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice
  • By: Mariame Kaba
  • Narrated by: Diana Blue
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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 be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to."

What if social transformation and liberation isn't about waiting for someone else to come along and save us? What if ordinary people have the power to collectively free ourselves? In this timely collection of essays and interviews, Mariame Kaba reflects on the deep work of abolition and transformative political struggle.

With a foreword by Naomi Murakawa and chapters on seeking justice beyond the punishment system, transforming how we deal with harm and accountability, and finding hope in collective struggle for abolition, Kaba's work is deeply rooted in the relentless belief that we can fundamentally change the world. As Kaba writes, "Nothing that we do that is worthwhile is done alone."

©2021 Mariame Kaba; Foreword copyright 2021 by Naomi Murakawa; Editor's introduction copyright 2021 by Tamara K. Nopper (P)2021 Tantor

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content is great, but audiobook is unlistenable

I love to listen to books while driving, and I was really excited to listen through this title. unfortunately, the performance of this book is simply not good. there is no inflection or natural cadence. it sounds like a bot reading the words. I highly reccommend reading the physical book instead.

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Inspiring and steadying

Kaba’s rigor, passion, dedication and practice of hope and collective care stir and wake us.Illuminate and reality check us. Reach out to us, teach us histories of state violence and the people she has taught and fought for. She welcomes us in with her whole being. And she’s clear on what the values and boundaries are. A momentous gift of a book and a soul to the love and liberation of black people and poor people around the world.

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Wish Kaba could have woven this together more

The information within this book is awesome but I do wish Kaba or someone could have woven it together as a cohesive book as opposed to a collection of essays or transcribed interviews.

She has so much wisdom and I learned a lot in spite of that. It was just a bit raw.