A new volume on protest deals with some of the major social movements in Wales

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Dros Ryddid. Background photo by Lluniau Lleucu / YesCymru.

In a turbulent time in Welsh politics, 11 campaigners have come together in one volume to discuss some of the major social movements in Wales.

Covering everything from the battle for the Welsh language to campaigning for independence, climate change, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, the book aims to discuss some of the most topical issues facing the nation today.

Dros Ryddid was edited by Llinos Dafydd and Ifan Morgan Jones, and is published in conjunction with the National Eisteddfod which visits Tregaron in early August.

It includes the personal stories of 11 contributors about their experiences of protest, some unique to Wales, and others, like climate change, hot topics around the world, but looking at it all from a perspective Welsh view.

There are contributions from well-known writers such as Angharad Tomos, Heddyr Gregory and Menna Elfyn, as well as newer names such as Nia Morais and Rhys Tudur.


“From the housing market crisis to climate change to women’s rights and LGBTQ+, Wales is abuzz with political discussions at the moment,” said Llinos Dafydd.

“This book could inspire those who want to claim their own rights, but also spark a discussion about our future as a nation.

“I hope it will also be an interesting dossier for future readers of a fascinating period in our history.”

The book will be launched on the Llannerch stage of the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron at 3.15pm on Tuesday August 2.

Ifan and Llinos will lead a panel of book contributors and discuss how protests of all kinds in Wales and beyond are making a difference.

Dros Ryddid by Llinos Dafydd and Ifan Morgan Jones (eds) will be available at the end of July (£7.99, Y Lolfa).

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