This is the booklaunch for our newest poetry pamphlet: "how the first sparks became visible" by Simone Atangana Bekono, translated from Dutch by David Colmer. The event will be hosted by publisher Emma Wright, and it will feature a bilingual reading from Simone and David and a Q&A at the end.
You can order a copy of the book here, in print or ebook: https://theemmapress.com/shop/how-the-first-sparks-became-visible/
The book's blurb: Simone Atangana Bekono's poems are vivid and arresting, with the feeling of letters or diary entries. In nine breath-taking streams of consciousness, the poet explore race, gender and sexuality, addressing the social stigmatization of race and gender and invoking empathy and human connection in a voice that is both confident and innovative.