Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help You Create a More Just Workplace, Home, and World by David Moinina Sengeh

Radical Inclusion

by David Moinina Sengeh

Now In Paperback

Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps To Help You Create A More Just Workplace, Home, and World offers a step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to play a role in making the world a more inclusive place.

About the book

As the newly appointed minister of education in Sierra Leone, David Moinina Sengeh assumed that the administration he served—not to mention his family and friends—shared his conviction that all girls belong in the classroom. He was shocked to learn that many of those closest to him, including a member of his own household, were against lifting a long-standing policy banning pregnant girls from school. 

Radical Inclusion is the dramatic narrative of Sengeh’s drive to guarantee pregnant girls’ right to an education. His story functions as a parable that can help us all advocate for change by reimagining the systems that perpetuate exclusion. 

The specifics of his efforts in Sierra Leone are captivating, and the lessons Sengeh shares are universal. In addition to the candid account of his quest for reform, he offers stories and perspective from other parts of his life, drawing on his experiences encountering racial profiling as a Harvard student, developing cutting-edge prosthetic limbs at MIT, and working to combat algorithmic bias as a data scientist. 

Sengeh offers readers a roadmap for pursuing radical inclusion in their own lives and work—from identifying exclusions, to building coalitions and adapting to a new normal. His book is essential reading for modern leaders or anyone who hopes to help unleash the power of a world that is truly, radically inclusive.  

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David Moinina Sengeh

David Moinina Sengeh, author of Radical Inclusion

David Moinina Sengeh is the minister of basic and senior secondary education and chief innovation officer for the government of Sierra Leone. He holds a bachelor’s and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Harvard College and MIT respectively. He is a TED Fellow, WEF Young Global Leader, Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Fellow and was included on the 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Sengeh serves as Chairman of the Global Education Monitoring Report to UNESCO. Radical Inclusion is his first book.


  • “Using stories and examples, David Moinina Sengeh presents seven principles for radical inclusion that are as actionable as they are powerful.”

    Brené Brown, PhD, MSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Dare to Lead

  • “A masterclass in innovation and human transformation.”

    Kwame Alexander, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Door of No Return

  • “In this intensely moving and powerful book, David Moinina Sengeh offers his wisdom and insights into how to be more inclusive and equitable in our daily lives. Radical Inclusion inspires readers to follow Sengeh’s guidance at home and at work.”

    Anna Malaika Tubbs, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Mothers

  • “This illuminating book lays bare the ways in which exclusion affects all of us—and it demonstrates the transformative power of empathy, courage, and authenticity. In a world where inclusion and representation remain radical ideas, we need more visionary leaders like David Moinina Sengeh.”

    Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

  • “If you have ever tried to stand up to an injustice—or even just engage with people in your family or community who hold different values about an issue you care about—you will see yourself in David Moinina Sengeh’s story. The perspective he shares is timely and important and essential reading for anyone who shares his desire to be a part of a more inclusive world.”

    Melinda French Gates

  • “An optimistic approach to fostering greater inclusion. … Inspirational, motivating, and intellectually sound, Sengeh’s instructional guidance seeks to inspire systemic change and encourages readers to fight for diversity and equity in their own communities.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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