When They Call You a Terrorist

by

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

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asha bandele Character Analysis

asha is the co-author of When They Call You a Terrorist and a writer for Essence magazine. After the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained momentum, she was one of the few journalists who wanted to know the whole story and published a front-page article in Essence that centered the narrative of the three Black women who founded it (Patrisse, Alicia, and Opal). After Donald Trump’s election, asha sent Patrisse a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that explains how humans are made out of stardust. This was her attempt at giving Patrisse hope in the face of Trump’s conservative policies.
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asha bandele Character Timeline in When They Call You a Terrorist

The timeline below shows where the character asha bandele appears in When They Call You a Terrorist. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Introduction: We Are Stardust
Black Lives Matter Theme Icon
External Forces vs. Personal Responsibility Theme Icon
Patrisse Khan-Cullors remembers how, to offer hope after the elections of 2016, her co-author asha bandele sent her a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in which he explains that humans... (full context)
Chapter 14: #SayHerName
Intersectionality of Identity Theme Icon
...want to be forgotten either. Infuriated, Patrisse tells Black women journalists about their erasure, including asha bandele , her co-author and a writer for Essence. asha asks for the whole story and... (full context)