Protest: Stories of Resistance

Edited by Ra Page



Whatever happened to British protest?

For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots expressions of people power, protesting is rarely celebrated as a particular British tradition.

Now, as we enter a new era of political outrage, 20 authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, spanning seven centuries, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eye-witnesses – who also contribute afterwords – these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, offering a street-level perspective on the noble art that is resistance.

Protests include the Peasants Revolt, Poll Tax Riots, Anti-Iraq War Demo and many more...

Featuring stories by Kit de Waal, David Constantine, Maggie Gee and many more...

Consultants: Prof. Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths), Prof. Laleh Khalili (SOAS), Lyn Barlow, Prof. Stephen Constantine (University of Lancaster), Elizabeth Crawford, Dr. John Drury (University of Sussex), Dr. Ariel Hessayon (Goldsmiths), Russ Hickman, Dr. Steve Hindle (Huntington Library), Avtar Singh Jouhl, Dr. Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire), Gordon Pentland, Michael Randle, Stephen Reicher, John Rees, Francis Salt, Prof. Mark Stoyle (University of Southampton), Dr. Em Temple-Malt (Staffordshire University), Ned Thomas, Prof. David Waddington (Sheffield Hallam), Prof. Jane Whittle (Exeter University), Prof. Adrian Randall (University of Birmingham) and Dr. Esmee Hanna (Leeds Beckett University).

Readings and discussion by selected authors at festivals across the UK including Writing on the Wall (25th May), Hay (4th June), Stoke Newington (4th June) and more TBC.

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25 May 2017