Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

by Adrienne Maree Brown

From the Publisher: In the tradition of Octavia Butler, radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want.

  • Self-transformation and social transformation are inextricably linked in this how-to for living the life you want to be living every day, while building the world you want to inhabit.
  • The result of “emergent strategy” workshops adrienne has been holding for years, this book has a built-in audience like (and overlapping with) the following she and Walidah Imarisha built for Octavia’s Brood.

Praise for the Book:

“Emergent Strategy is an examination of where our movements have been and an offering of a framework for resistance that is rooted in the miracles of nature, decentralized, collective leadership, and personal, relational, organizational, and movement-wide transformation. Brown not only inspires me to resist, but to do in the most beautiful, joyful, creative, sustainable, collective and effective ways.” – Andrea, J. Ritchie, author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

“It was a revelation to discover adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy. She is matter of-fact about the coming destruction we face–of our environment, of our resources, of our governments. Her philosophy, based on Octavia Butler’s guiding philosophy of the Earthseed books, is that God Is Change. Rather than run from it or resist it, we should embrace it, look to what the plants, animals, and genomes can teach us about adapting to survive and to thrive.” – BuzzFeed

“adrienne leads us on a passionate, purposeful, intimate ride into this Universe where relationships spawn new possibilities. Her years of dedication to facilitating change by partnering with life invite us to also join with life to create the changes so desperately needed now.” – Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science

About the Author: Adrienne Maree Brown is a writer rooted in Detroit who now lives in Durham, NC. She is a student of the works of Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin. Some of her books include Octavia’s BroodPleasure Activism, and We Will Not Cancel Us. Her visionary fiction has appeared in The FunambulistHarvard Design ReviewDark Mountain, and YES! Magazine.

ISBN: 1849352607    –    EAN: 9781849352604

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 7.9 × 5 × 0.7 in