Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face was released May 2012.
Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman introduces her first chapbook, Revisionist Tale (Liberated Muse Publications 2010), which is a collection of writings written from 2001-2010, inspired by her work as an educator, life as womanist and mother and observations of the people around her. The title of the chapbook comes from the poem “revisionist tale” that Khadijah wrote in 2007 about her new life as a mother in her 30’s– tiring and overwhelming, albeit happy, as it is.The 52- page chapbook features poems and short stories by Khadijah that have appeared in publications over the years, including her poem “seeds of the middle passage” which appeared in the anthology Friends I’ve Never Met, edited by Vanessa Hairfield (ILP, 2001), three of her ten-sentence short stories she contributed to the book Pen Ten Scribes, edited by Rhonda Smolarek (LuLu, 2010) and her poem “Wee Women” that was featured in last year’s release Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul (Outskirts Press, 2009). Two poems by Khadijah performed in 2008 and 2009 performances of The Saartjie Project‘s stage performance “Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty” are also featured in the chapbook.Khadijah will be selling her chapbook at her upcoming appearances and performances, along with a CD of recordings for the holiday season. Please check her calendar for locations, times and dates. You can also purchase the chapbook on-line via PayPal by clicking here.
Khadijah Ali-Coleman is editor of the book Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul (Outskirts Press, 2009). She published the book, featuring work from writers and visual artists from the online artist community LiberatedMuse.com who are live around the world. Khadijah coordinated the a book tour for the book from 2009-2010 that included stops at the 2009 Artomatic, the 2010 RWA Author’s Pavillion and 2010 Black Age of Comics Convention. Khadijah and writers and artists from the book have been featured on numerous radio programs to perform pieces from the book or to discuss the the themes found in the book. The book is currently sold in Barnes & Nobles and on Amazon.com and most major online providers. Readers can also reserve a copy of the book from the DC Public Library System.
One reader said:
“I enjoyed reading Liberated Muse: How I Freed My Soul and seeing the various works of art displayed throughout the book. The book is an inspiring tapestry of short stories, art and poetry. I was touched by the heartwarming and candid preface by Khadijah Ali-Coleman and some of my favorite pieces were Farah Lawal’s “Just to Impress You” which was about self acceptance; Randy L. Gross’ “The Server” which was about being selfless; and Venus Jones’ powerful poem “Chasing Freedom” which I interpreted to be a yearning for the “motherland”. There are so many poems and stories that I could write about, but I urge you to read this book. This anthology has something for everyone so get ready to liberate your mind and soul and partake in the journey.”- Amazon.com Reader
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