Umoja is the Swahili word for unity. “Our unity is woven from the many visions of the black diaspora. We are many and we are one,” is the message that the book’s editor sent through their social media posts announcing the upcoming anthology.
On February 12, the Tokyo Poetry Journal will be hosting a launch event for Umoja, ToPoJo Excursions: The Black Diaspora Edition. Umoja is an anthology of poetry, prose and art by Black writers and creators living in Japan and around the world. Edited by Biankah Bailey and Marcellus Nealy.
This event will showcase some of the wonderful works in the book along with music by live performers.
For those who are unable to join the live event, there are tickets available to stream the event live. The cost of the live stream ticket is ¥2,000 and can be purchased on Peatix.
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