Initial Call Out for Upcoming Anthology of Black Writing

Yesterday the Haus of Liberated Reading announced that work has started on their next publication. Following in the footsteps of ‘Elephant’, by Siana Bangura, the Haus is now on the hunt for contributors to its upcoming twin-anthology. Edited by Siana Bangura, the anthology aims to ‘bring together Black voices from across the world in an attempt to map our simultaneously universal and wildly different narratives. We want to subvert the single narrative, complicate the status quo, and amplify voices that are more marginalised than ever in the wake of an earth-shaking and jaw-dropping 2016 and 2017 (not that we’re saying the years preceding were not as tumultuous for Black bodies). It seems people are ‘awake’ and we defy them to even think about going back to sleep.’

The initial soft call out for interest has no set deadline just yet but the team are hoping to have a good number of abstracts submitted by May 2017. Then the real work begins. The anthology is slated for release in Autumn 2018.

To find out more, visit and to submit your abstract for consideration, check out the submissions guidelines page on the Haus’ website.


Siana Bangura

Siana Bangura is a writer, poet, performer and producer hailing from South East London. She is the author of critically acclaimed debut collection, 'Elephant', a book of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood and life growing up in London and the founder and former editor of No Fly on the WALL. Siana is the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary film investigating deaths in custody in the UK. With experience in indie publishing, journalism, and campaigns under her belt, Siana’s wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. To find out more about Siana's work visit: And catch her tweeting at @Sianaarrgh