The Haus of Liberated Reading is an online hub for radical writing and the literature of decolonised minds. We publish reviews of classic literature by you, the readers, and we publish new writing – predominantly by writers of colour – all in one place. Our books aim to be radical, refreshing, innovative, entertaining, thought-provoking and unapologetic. Our writers are bold and brave and they are visible.
In May 2016 we published our very first work, ‘Elephant’, the debut collection of poetry by writer, poet, author and Black British Feminist, Siana Bangura.
Our future plans include publishing a twin-anthology of writing by Black writers (and no, we don’t mean ‘politically black’) from the UK to the USA, the Caribbean, South America, and across the vast continent of Africa and beyond, slated for publication in the Autumn of 2018.
As you will come to learn, we specialise in the publication of poetry because, to use the words of Alice Walker, ‘Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness’.
Hence we will be publishing more poetry collections and pamphlets in the future. We are also interested in short stories, essays and plays that challenge the status quo and ask the reader to think differently and/ or interrogate their world view.