REBELLING FOR LIFE drew on Sue’s activism through 2020. This sequel – also a fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion – takes the reader through 2021 in poetry and prose.
AVAILABLE FROM 21st January 2022 but can be pre-ordered now.
Sue hopes 2022 will be the year of global and entirely nonviolent mass civil disobedience to demand and lovingly force the changes we need to see to safeguard life on earth from the worst possible future.
“It’s not often we get to hear from history-makers as they’re setting about making history, but Sue Hampton’s new collection of short stories, poems and reflective essays gives us a unique and intimate perspective into the highs and lows of life as a climate activist. With some pieces composed on the streets and others written in a police cell, Sue’s writing is tender and touching, lyrical yet informative, and always utterly compelling. This is one eloquent and authentic voice of Extinction Rebellion.”
Dr Charlie Gardner, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, and Scientist Rebellion
“In her writing, as in her life, Sue lives out the mantra ‘we are frightened but we do not lack courage’. In both poetry and prose she displays a searing honesty that calls to the heart and that engages the reader from the outset. This freedom is born of the type of courage known only by those who can bear the vulnerability of putting pen to paper. The beautiful, accessible fragments collated here reflect Sue’s deep commitment as a self-described ‘follower of Jesus’ to the beautiful words of another poet ‘perfect love casts out fear’ (1 John 4.v.18). From short stories of love and loss, to poems that have jumped straight from pavement to page, these are words and imaginings to be treasured.”
Rev. Helen Burnett, Christian Climate Action, Vicar of St Peter and St Paul’s Chaldon