It’s my birthday week! I turn 37 on June 26. A few years ago I started a habit of giving out antifascist reading recommendations & requests in honor of my birthday. This year I want to focus on… antifascist fiction!
These are six amazing fiction books I read this year. For me, in very different ways, each of these works of art spoke to different dimensions of antifascist struggle.
Please note some of these books touched on specific real-world fascist threats that may be very triggering. DM me for content notes or individualized recommendations.
I offer the books here in the order in which I read them this past year…
Grievers by adrienne maree brown
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
My Monticello by Jocelyn Johnson
The Rabbi Who Prayed with Fire by Rachel Sharona Lewis
A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy
The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monae & collaborators
All I want for my birthday is for you to read one of these books sometime so you can tell me all your feelings about it!!
In solidarity, with love,