January 5, 2022
Mentor alum Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is releasing a new anthology of African and Diaspora essays, stories, and poems called Relations. The book will be published on January 17, 2023, by Harper Collins, and is currently available for pre-order.
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.
Watch Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and her mentee Patrice Floy share the impact Girls Write Now has had on their lives during the March 6, 2020 episode of Girls Write Now Live with honorees Danielle Paige and Umi Syam.