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 (Dateception by Tessa Hart), 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.
Editor(s): Titiola Dawudu / Tamasha Theatre Company
Foreword: Noma Dumezweni
Publisher: Oberon Books / Bloomsbury Publishing
Featuring three monologues by Tessa Hart: Dear Mr. President, Dateception & Stuffed
Language: English | Publication date: 31st october 2018