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Sista! - An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
Paperback / softback
Team Angelica Publishing
UK Publication Date

A joyous and groundbreaking UK-based anthology of writings by and about Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent, including bi, queer, non-binary and mixed race women, Sista! showcases 31 contributors, offering a mix of biography/memoir, essays/think-pieces, fiction and poetry, and is the companion volume to Team Angelica's 2015 anthology, Black & Gay in the UK.

Contributors include: Andreena Bogle-Walton, babirye bukilwa, Chardine Taylor-Stone, Christina Fonthes, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Delphine Spencer, Doreene Blackstock, Eileen Bellot, Germaine Joseph, Gray Akotey, 'Jenn', Jennifer Daley, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Kayza Rose, Kesiena Boom, Lettie Precious, Mica Hamilton, Mojisola Adebayo, Monica Beadle, 'Nea Semba', Olivette Cole-Wilson, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, PJ Samuels, Remi Graves, Sokari Ekine, Roxanne Simone, Roxene Anderson, Rue Gumbochuma, Tamara McFarlane, Valerie Mason-John, Yrsa Daley-Ward.

Editors are Black Pride founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon

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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride. A tireless activist, she sits on the TUC race relations committee and is a trustee of LGBT rights char-ity Stonewall. In 2016 she made headlines for refusing an MBE, saying, 'As a trade unionist, a working class girl, and an out black African lesbian... I don't believe in empire. I don't believe in, and actively resist, colonialism and its toxic and enduring legacy in the Commonwealth, where - among many other injustices - LGBTQI people are still being persecuted, tortured and even killed because of sodomy laws... that were put in place by British imperialists. I'm honoured and grateful, but I have to say no thank you.' British of Ghanaian descent, Phyll was born in Islington and lived on Woodbury Down Estate with her family, then moved to the countryside, and in the late 80s moved back to London. She is a mother, has a regular column in Diva magazine, and works for Public and Commercial Services Union as the Head of Political Campaigns & Equality

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