Who are we?

We are a collective learning project exploring decolonial, abolitionist and anti-capitalist work. We view collective education as fundamental to our organising and aim to bring together our theory and practice to ensure that we approach our work with clear principles, working towards socialist, abolitionist alternatives.

We believe in creating non-hierarchical spaces for meaningful reflection, dialogue, and discussion, seeking to learn from one another.

If you are interested in sharing your event, writing, or reading with us, or getting involved in any way, please email booksagainstborders@gmail.com, or contact us through our Twitter or Instagram.

  • Border Abolition: A Reading List

    As we will be discussing Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha’s Against Borders: The Case for Abolition online on the 18th of July, we wanted to put together a list of some of the books we’ve found helpful around the question of borders. By no means an exhaustive list, we are eager to hear more recommendations from other readers and activists around the world.

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  • Detention, Deportation, and Freedom as a Space

    An analysis of the carceral spaces of the border regime, the need for solidarity, and reflections on the protests against the scheduled flight to Rwanda in June 2022.

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  • Interrogating Violence

    REVIEW: A Feminist Theory of Violence by Françoise Vergès, Pluto Press (2022) “The question is not about being pro-violence or pro-non-violence, but about refusing the bourgeois condemnation of the violence of the oppressed and favoring a multiplicity of tactics and thus the flexibility and autonomy of struggle.” Who defines violence? To interrogate this is to […]

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See our Events Page for upcoming radical events from Books Against Borders and other organisations.

“Empires crumble, capitalism is not inevitable, gender is not biology, whiteness is not immutable, prisons are not inescapable, and borders are not natural law”

Harsha Walia, Border & Rule
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