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Why 'Black is Capitalized' is making a book



Evein Rosa Obulor is the editor of “Black is capitalized,” a collection of 20 essays from authors who live in Germany but often fail to find themselves and their own stories. Evein also struggled with this issue and expressed it in this RosaMag article where she talked about book stores or libraries which lacked Black representation.

The authors of “Black is capitalized.” Illustration by Sharonda Quainoo, courtesy of RosaMag.

The book is described as a mosaic of black perspectives. In an Der Tagesspiege article, the authors discuss the different experiences they have had and the intention of the book to engage with black readers.

Evein shares about her first approaching RosaMag about publishing the book, saying, “I was annoyed by stereotypes about being black. I felt the need to bring them together in a book that offers space for the different realities of life for black people.” The book hopes to provide a space for black readers by black authors.

The book is described as a mosaic of black perspectives.

The article by RosaMag can also be read here, and the article by Der Tagesspiege can be read here.

Evein is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.