Parabolis Virtualis, the queer poetry anthology, is entering its third volume after two successful editions. In the new edition, the editors set a clear focus: they present a selection of Afro-diasporic, Black, queer poets. The result is a multi-layered and multi-voiced inventory of current text production from the Black community.
Editors: Noah Anderson & Kevin Junk
Authors: Savanna Morgan, Tessa Hart, Nele Müller, Lisa Tracy Michalik, Jena Samura, Chantal-Fleur Sandjon, Erica Badu, Mo Seugue Njofang, Kameron Locke, Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo und Melanelle B. C. Hémêfa.
With three poems by Tessa Hart: Systemstörung, Ausgeschlossen, Cornered in der Ecke
Language: German | Publication date: 11th September 2023
Bi_PoC have always been an important part of the German cultural and creative industries, yet their perspectives are often made invisible. In this anthology, creative Bi_PoC report on their life realities and strategies. What their life realities look like are told by 15 creative BI_PoC. With personal stories and analyses critical of racism, they challenge the representation of creative BI_PoC in Germany. A separate space for rethinking with new visions of the future is created, inviting relevant discussions about racism in the German creative industry.
Editors: creative lab 3.0
Authors: Aşkın-Hayat Doğan, Phuong Nguyen, Jinyu Li, Maike Siu-Wuan Storf, Simiao Franca, Maria Vitoria, Natascha Roy, Sasha Kills, Tessa Hart, Victoria Kure-Wu, A Tutu, Grazie Zahara, Suelen Calonga, Nainy Sahani, Kamai Freire und Ilyas Kilic
Publisher: edition assemblage
With essay/experience report by Tessa Hart: Das Märchen von der Antidiskriminierung
Language: Various | Publication date: 15th March 2023
"Realities. 30 queer voices" makes clear how important it is to listen to each other and build alliances of solidarity. In this anthology, 30 authors talk about their queerness and the countless layers that are connected to it. Because there is no such thing as one queer reality.
Editor(s): etece book collective
Writers: Ahmed Sadkhan, Ani Koshka, Awista Gardi, Beinir Bergsson, Can Yıldız, Chris Lily Kiermeier, Damoun, Elias M., Eser Aktay, etaïnn zwer, Folke Brodersen, Friedrich Kloß, Irina Nekrasov/a, Isabel Morgenstern, Jona Buchholz, Juri Wasenmüller, Karina Papp, Katharina Scholz, Lou Dietz, Lydia Kray, Max Weiland, Raoul Berlin, Samira El-Maawi, Sophie Jossi-Silverstein, Stephan Phin Spielhoff, tâm* trần, Tessa Hart, Volja Viteska, Yasmin Abbas, Zoe* Steinsberger | Translators: Charlotte Milsch, Marie Alpermann
Publisher: etece buch
With a verbatim memory narrative by Tessa Hart: Hab ich doch gesagt
Language: German | Publicaton date: 15th August 2022
The Black Lives Matter movement has shaken society and driven forward change. Also in Germany. But Black FLINTA (female, lesbians, inter, non-binary, trans, agender) who live in Germany rarely see themselves and their own stories represented. 20 Black FLINTAs tell intimately and relentlessly what their reality is like in this country and what goals and future visions they dream of. In their texts they break with stereotypes, encourage rethinking and create a space for their own identities.
Editor(s): Evein Obulor / RosaMag
Writers: Alice Hasters, Anna Dushime, AnouchK ibacka Valiente, Celia Parbey, Christelle Nkwendja-Ngnoubamdjum, Ciani-Sophia Hoeder, Daddypuss Rex, Emilene Wopana Mudimu, Fatuma Musa Afrah, Jenner Hendrix, Jena Samura, Katharina Oguntoye, Katya Lwanga, Melanelle B. C. Hémêfa, Meret Weber, Sarah Fartuun Heinze, SchwarzRund, Shaheen Wacker, Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo, Tessa Hart, Winnie Akeri | Illustrations: Sharonda Quainoo
With an afro-futuristic short story by Tessa Hart: Die letzte Siedlung
Language: German | Publicaton date: 27th September 2021
For the 25th anniversary of May Ayim's death
- New inspirations of the young generation...
It has been five years since the first edition of the anthology "Sisters and Souls" was published in honour of May Ayim. A lot has happened since then. The result is, for example, the empowerment theater series “M(a)y Sister”, which builds directly on the publication by processing community-relevant topics performatively and bringing them to the stage. The need for Black spaces is growing steadily, and with it the interest in the Afro-German scientist and activist May Ayim. This year we are commemorating the 25th anniversary of May Ayim's death with a new edition of Sisters and Souls, because her work lives on, in her works and our visions.
Editor(s): Natasha A. Kelly
With an afro-futuristic short story by Tessa Hart: Safiyahs Träume
Language: German | Publicaton date: 4th August 2021
Hear Me Now is a unique collection of over eighty original audition monologues, expressly created by a range of award-winning writers brought together by producer Titilola Dawudu and Tamasha Theatre Company. They're ideal for actors of colour searching for speeches for auditions or training, writers, teachers, and theatre-makers who are passionate about improving diversity.
The book provides varied, nuanced stories that expand beyond the range of existing material available – from a cross-dressing Imam, to the first Black Prime Minister, the British Indian girl with dreams of becoming a country music star, or the young Black boy who loves baking as much as football – Hear Me Now is an essential tool for actors of colour to showcase their range, and seeks to inspire, empower, and create a legacy for generations to come.
Editors: Titiola Dawudu / Tamasha Theatre Company
Foreword: Noma Dumezweni
Publisher: Oberon Books / Bloomsbury Publishing
With three monologues by Tessa Hart: Dear Mr. President, Dateception & Stuffed
Language: English | Publication date: 31st October 2018.
Every person experiences empowerment differently. Therefore, 35 FLINTA of Colour have used a wide variety of genres to present their views on empowerment - in line with the motto: 'as diverse as we are, so may the texts be'. In essays, poems, short stories, experience reports, memoirs - and further literary forms - the authors deal with their own identity, tell of finding their way in a white, heteronormative society and pursuing dreams and desires - despite or even because of the adversities they face every day.
Editors: Elizabeth Adjei-Acheamfour, Ellen Wagner, Meieli Borowsky-Islam, Mia Hoàng Dung Vũ
With a short story by Tessa Hart: Über Bord
Language: German | Publication date: 31st March 2023
Workbooks to support the step-by-step realisation of ideas and development of new projects!
In two Starter Kits AfroPolitan Berlin and Kulturhaus Brotfabrik (Vienna) provide collected wisdom, knowledge, methods and exercises from our accumulated experiences of the project workshops “You Got This!”.
These Starter Kits have been created exclusively by and specifically for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BI*PoC), those with migration histories, backgrounds or experiences, those racialised or migrantified by the majority society in Europe. They serve as a self-evident centering of our perspectives with the purpose of creating and offering safe, specific and relevant approaches in project development processes for ourselves and our realities.
Lead Writers: Gizem Gerdan & Tessa Hart
Publisher: AfroPolitan Berlin & Kulturhaus Brotfabrik (Wien)
Language: German & English | Publication date: 31st October 2022