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Book Review: Resist: Stories of Uprising edited by Ra Page

on 1 March 2020 0

Reviewed by Keira Brown, co-producer of the Paisley Book Festival

At a time in society where political demos and protests are rife, Comma Press’ anthology Resist is a significant historical read, considering mass strikes and resistance since the times of Boudica to the neglectful incident of the Grenfell Tower. With fictionalised accounts from Kamila Shamsie, Eley Williams, Donny O’Rourke and Lucy Caldwell among many others, there is a wonderful variety of writing that covers historical events from the Dagenham Strikes to the Radical Wars, the Tottenham Riots to the Battle of Cable Street. With historical accounts alongside each of these essays, this book thoroughly explores radical uprising spanning from 60AD. 

The Paisley Book Festival is a partnership between Renfrewshire Leisure and Renfrewshire Council as part of Future Paisley. Future Paisley is an ambitious approach to cultural regeneration that harnesses the power of culture to support positive social change.
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