It takes a lot of confidence to be this ridiculous.
It’s Christmas Eve! Santa’s getting ready to visit some of us; many will be fretting over tomorrow’s Christmas lunch; some of us are dreading having to head to Church later for our annual visit.
Lucky for me, I’ve just found out that Kamaria Press, the publishing house I’ve co-founded with a team of brilliant black women, has been listed at number 8 on Shades of Noir’s list of 16 Black-owned businesses empowering the community:
“Excited cannot even describe how I feel about Kamaria Press, a new publishing house specialising and distributing original and uninhibited African and Caribbean literature. Siana Bangura, discusses why the revolt against the whiteness of the publishing world is very much needed, “Quite obviously the industry is not representative of the multitude of voices needing accurate and fair representation. This is why a bright new moon has found her way across the horizon and now aims to firmly place herself in the publishing industry, diversifying the literary landscape with brave new and bold voices of the African diaspora..” What is not to love? Fictional writing based on our experiences told directly from the lion’s mouth is a powerful uprising.”
Read the full article here.
I’d like to take this opportunity to with you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderfully bright, productive, and happy new year!