‘A rare ability to capture the mood of the moment’ – Darcus Howe on Penny Red

January 10, 2012

In a special edition of Press TV’s Epilogue programme dedicated to Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent, Darcus Howe argues that the book displays “a rare ability to capture the mood of the moment, she [Penny] is able to transform the people she interviews into living characters…We are on the cusp of radical change in Britain and Laurie Penny is in the vanguard of it.”

You can watch the show, which features Darcus and Occupy London activist Spyros van Leemnen discussing the book here:

Penny Red

Notes from the New Age of Dissent

Laurie Penny. Foreword by Warren Ellis

Selected writings from a prominent voice of the new activist left. Reflections on being young, broke and angry in the twenty-first century.

“Cuts, sexism and riots, Laurie Penny’s fresh and angry voice captures the moment and the important issues – highly recommended.” – Polly Toynbee

“Penny is re-inventing the language of dissent, delivering verbal taser-barbs to the left and right, and causing apoplexy among the old men in cardigans who run the British blogosphere.” – Paul Mason, economics editor of BBC’s Newsnight

£12.99 only £11.50 on the Pluto site


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