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Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices
Edited by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Publication Date: Jan 17, 2023
List Price: $27.99
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780063089044
Imprint: HarperVia
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

Hardcover Description:

A fresh and electrifying collection of stories, poems, and essays from across the African continent.

Many people in the world today see those who do not look like them, or who speak differently as being separate; as “other.” Relations challenges the human illusion of separation, illuminating the connections that link us all as humans, different though equal in every way.

In this powerful anthology, new and established storytellers reshape the narratives that restrict and subjugate, revealing the truth of our shared humanity despite differences such as language, identity, class, and gender. Edited by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Relations is a meeting place of perspectives, a profound meditation on the diversity of the Black experience in a post-Black Panther world. The essays, poetry, and stories included span format and genre; they address questions of culture and experience among communities across the globe—who we are, who we want to be, and what it means to navigate life in a Black body.

Relations is a vibrant, essential examination of being that elevates voices from different corners of the world. African and diaspora writers share in an urgent gathering of story, a place for contemplation and celebration of the deepest relations.

Some of the 32 contributors to Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices, including the editor Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond:

  • Arao Ameny, recipient of the 2022 Mayor’s Individual Artist Award from the Creative Baltimore Fund
  • Joe Robert Cole, co-writer of the Black Panther sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and writer & director of All Day and A Night starring Jeffrey Wright
  • Kim Coleman Foote, author of two forthcoming novels from SJP Lit
  • Conceição Lima, author of the poem "Afroinsularity", translated by David Shook, which won the 2021 The Academy of American Poets / Words Without Border Poems in Translation Prize
  • Makanaka Mavengere, writer of the summer 2022 film Meet Melusi
  • Vanessa Walters, whose upcoming novel The Nigerwife will be developed into a drama series at HBO by Amy Aniobi

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