Sista!: An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection

Sista!: An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection

Sista!: An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection

Sista!: An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection

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Overview

A joyous and groundbreaking UK-based anthology of writings by and about Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent, including bi, queer, non-binary and mixed race women, Sista! showcases 31 contributors, offering a mix of biography/memoir, essays/think-pieces, fiction and poetry, and is the companion volume to Team Angelica's 2015 anthology, Black & Gay in the UK.

Contributors include: Andreena Bogle-Walton, babirye bukilwa, Chardine Taylor-Stone, Christina Fonthes, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Delphine Spencer, Doreene Blackstock, Eileen Bellot, Germaine Joseph, Gray Akotey, 'Jenn', Jennifer Daley, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Kayza Rose, Kesiena Boom, Lettie Precious, Mica Hamilton, Mojisola Adebayo, Monica Beadle, 'Nea Semba', Olivette Cole-Wilson, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, PJ Samuels, Remi Graves, Sokari Ekine, Roxanne Simone, Roxene Anderson, Rue Gumbochuma, Tamara McFarlane, Valerie Mason-John, Yrsa Daley-Ward.

Editors are Black Pride founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995516243
Publisher: Team Angelica Publishing
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 690,874
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride. A tireless activist, she sits on the TUC race relations committee and is a trustee of LGBT rights char-ity Stonewall. In 2016 she made headlines for refusing an MBE, saying, 'As a trade unionist, a working class girl, and an out black African lesbian... I don't believe in empire. I don't believe in, and actively resist, colonialism and its toxic and enduring legacy in the Commonwealth, where - among many other injustices - LGBTQI people are still being persecuted, tortured and even killed because of sodomy laws... that were put in place by British imperialists. I'm honoured and grateful, but I have to say no thank you.' British of Ghanaian descent, Phyll was born in Islington and lived on Woodbury Down Estate with her family, then moved to the countryside, and in the late 80s moved back to London. She is a mother, has a regular column in Diva magazine, and works for Public and Commercial Services Union as the Head of Political Campaigns & Equality

Rikki Beadle-Blair (Creative Director, Team Angelica, co-founder Team Angelica Publishing) is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer. He has won several awards including the Sony Award, the Los Angeles Outfest Screenwriting and Outstanding Achievement Awards. His projects include several feature films and TV series, including Stonewall for the BBC, Metrosexuality for Channel 4, Noah's Arc for MTV LOGO in the USA as well as FIT, KickOff and Bashment for his own company Team Angelica. Rikki also works extensively in theatre and has written 28 plays in the last decade including five for Theatre Royal Stratford East: Bashment, Familyman, Shalom Baby, GUTTED and Summer in London. He founded Team Angelica in order to create opportunities for actors and creatives in all entertainment fields and is a committed and passionate mentor to artist across the UK, in the US and South Africa. If you want to work with Rikki contact rikki@teamangelica.com

Co-founder of Team Angelica Publishing and Head Editor, John is a writing mentor and dramaturg, as well as an award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter of gay black lives. He worked on the groundbreaking TV series Noah's Arc, wrote the autobiography of legendary porn-star Bobby Blake, and his screenplay for Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom earned him an NAACP Image Award Nomination. His sixth and latest novel, Souljah, is nominated for a Lambda Best Novel award. He created the comic/cartoon HIV-awareness-raising characters Yemi & Femi, and is currently completing his seventh novel, 'Drapetomania', set in slavery times in the Deep South.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Rikki Beadle-Blair, John R Gordon. i

Remi Graves. 3

Gray Akotey. 9

Kesiena Boom. 15

Eileen Bellot. 21

Jennifer Daley. 27

P.J. Samuels. 29

Rue Gumbochuma. 31

Joy Ghararo-Akpojotor. 37

Yrsa Daley-Ward. 43

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. 47

babirye bukilwa. 55

Christina Fonthes. 63

Andreena Bogle-Walton. 69

Lettie Precious. 73

P.J. Samuels. 87

Valerie Mason-John. 109

Tamara McFarlane. 113

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley. 121

Germaine Joseph. 127

Monica Beadle in conversation with Rikki Beadle-Blair. 131

Olivette Cole-Wilson. 147

Doreene Blackstock. 149

Roxene Anderson. 151

‘Nea Semba’ 153

Mojisola Adebayo. 167

‘Jenn’ 185

Delphine Spencer. 195

Olivette Cole-Wilson. 197

Roxanne Simone. 199

Chardine Taylor-Stone. 217

Kayza Rose. 221

Olivette Cole-Wilson. 223

P.J. Samuels. 225

Sokari Ekine. 227

Contributor biographies. 234

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