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Biblioasis Fall 2020

On Killing a Revolution
By (author): Andray Domise
Andray Domise





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Feb 01, 2022
$14.95 CAD


7.75in x 4.5 x 0.32 in | 1 gr
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations
Ethnic studies|Capitalism|Relating to peoples: ethnic groups, indigenous peoples, cultures, tribes and other groupings of people

An argument against the liberal paradigm of allyship in favour of movements based on Black self-determination

Blackout Tuesday was the pivotal moment, Andray Domise argues, when street-level protests were uploaded to corporate boardrooms and the grassroots protest movement begun after the murder of George Floyd turned from rebellion against white supremacist state violence to a corporatized love-in—what Malcom X dubbed “the circus.” In On Killing a Revolution, Domise analyzes the co-opting by liberal interests of Black liberation movements ranging from Haiti to Burkina Faso to Canada and the United States and argues for a new kind of revolution based on Black self-determination instead of assimilation into bourgeois white liberal politics.

  • The next instalment in a new series of short nonfiction books modeled after 18th century political pamphlets—compare with Penguin’s Great Idea series, but instead of reprints, these are original essays, 20,000 to 35,000 words, by contemporary writers and thinkers about contemporary issues.
  • The SS21 titles respond specifically to the 2020 George Floyd protests and subsequent public discourse re: BLM
  • On Counterrevolution examines the capitalist cooptation of the Black Lives Matter movement, using #BlackOutTuesday as a turning point. Demise argues that this is the specific moment that grassroots rebellion against white supremacist state violence was overtaken by opportunistic corporations seeking to profit from social media virtue-signaling.
  • Domise specifies that this is a book for black people, not white people, and identifies Adolf Reed’s What Do the Drums Say, Booker as a major influence.
  • Domise is a widely regarded leftist columnist and community organizer with a growing social media presence. As of September 2020, he has 57,000 Twitter followers, many of whom are American. He is a contributing editor at Maclean’s Magazine and his columns regularly appear in national outlets, among them National Post, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, and Vice.

  • Andray Domise is a writer, community activist, and co-founder of TXDL, an educational program which teaches tech skills to diverse youth. Among other publications, his columns have appeared in National Post, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, Toronto Life, TVO, Vice, and Hazlitt. As a critical observer of the way race is lived in Canada, Andray has spoken on panels for TVO’s The Agenda, CTV News, and CP24 among others. He is a board member for the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, as well as a vocal member of the Ontario Black History Society, the Black Business Professionals Association, and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals.

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