Don't go there SIANAARRGH!

It takes a lot of confidence to be this ridiculous.


Bits and bobs in the media about/ featuring me: 

December 2015: Listed as One To Watch in 2016 by True Africa

December 2015: Quoted in article on Being Black British and visiting ‘home’, by Tholani Alli

December 2015: Kamaria Press listed as one of 16 Black-owned businesses empowering the community, Shades of Noir

November 2015: Review of the launch of Kamaria Press by India Harley – Kamaria Press Launch Event

October 2015: Twerk Panel at SOAS

October 2015Launch of the Black Cantabs Research Society celebrating the work of early black students at Cambridge

October 2015: Cambridge has a duty to act on its lack of diversity


October 2015: Selection of posts and articles following ‘Liverpool-Gate

WoC attacked & abused in public and no one intervened. #Solidarity with @Sianarrgh –

‘When I Needed A Neighbour Were You There?’: Addressing Racism In Britain, The Elephant In The Room – Black Ballad

Black history month poet “racially abused and assaulted” on way to Liverpool performance – Liverpool Echo

I was racially abused on a train and no-one helped me, says poet – BBC Newsbeat

Victim Of Racist Attack On Train Said She Was Told To “Stop Making A Scene” – Buzzfeed

After Being Attacked By a Racist Man On a Train, This Woman Was Told Not to ‘Make A Scene’ – Clutch Mag Online

British Train Passengers Do Nothing as Black Woman Is Racially Abused – Atlanta Black Star

Black Woman Racially Attacked While Onlookers Sat In Silence – The Voice Online

Naomi Obeng talks to the Peterhouse graduate who composed a series of viral tweets after being the victim of a racist attack – Varsity

Poet Siana Bangura received no help from fellow passengers as she was attacked by a racist – Uprise

Victim of alleged racist attack was told to ‘stop making a scene’ – Complex UK

Racism is… – Media Diversified


Things I read this week that I found interesting –

CALENDAR OF RACISM AND RESISTANCE (9 – 22 OCTOBER 2015) – See 21st October – Institute of Race and Relations

‘Bystander’, a poem by Christy Ku

Conformity and being courageous –



October 2015, My Black History Month tour has been featured as one of Afrokanist Magazine’s ten exciting things to look forward to this October!

October 2015, Featured in list of (Black) British poets to celebrate Black History Month and National Poetry Day on October 8th (featured at number 9)

October 2015, Interview with Kai Lutterodt of ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ – An Urban Guide discussing freelance journalism and networking

August 2015, Interview with Munir Bello at The Breakup Recipe  (Featured of the week)

July 2015: Quoted in  Consented UK article on anti-blackness and Islamaphobia in South Asian communities, by Amit Singh

June 2015, 10 Black British Women Who Are Killing It In Their Fields (Featured at number 7)

April 20155 Female African Bloggers To Follow on Twitter (Featured at number 4)

Jan 201510 Things African Londoners Can Look Forward To In 2015 (Featured at number 7)

July 2013, 100 of Britain and Ireland’s Secular Thinkers You Should Know About, Who Aren’t White Men (Featured at number 10)


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