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I Hope We Choose Love

I Hope We Choose Love is a nonfiction book by Kai Cheng Thom.

Kai Cheng Thom

(Arsenal Pulp Press)

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith?

In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, acclaimed poet and essayist Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author's characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse. (From Arsenal Pulp Press

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer and performer, and has a Master's degree in social work. 

Interviews with Kai Cheng Thom

Poet and spoken word artist Kai Cheng Thom on her collection "A Place Called No Homeland." 3:26

Other books by Kai Cheng Thom

 

 

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