Wednesday 10 November 2021

Book Launch | "In Audre's Footsteps"

You are invited!!

Come through! We are gathering on Wednesday, November 17th at 6pm at the Each One, Teach One library (EOTO e.V.) for the launch of the next book in the Witnessed Series - the beautiful anthology" In Audre's Footsteps" by Heidi R. Lewis and Dana Maria Asbury with Jazlyn Andrews.

***This is a 2G event***
Please bring proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.
To register, please send an email to: witnessed [@] including your name, address and telephone number.

Image description:

Publicity for launch of "In Audre's Footsteps". The flyer has a black background and is split in two halves, as if torn. Between the two halves is a white strip. On the left is the book cover and four profile pictures of the editors (top to bottom: Heidi R. Lewis, Dana Maria Asbury, Jazlyn Andews and the editor of the Witnessed Series, Sharon Dodua Otoo) On the right is the invitation text: Join us for the official launch of "In Audre's Footsteps. Transnational Kitchen Table Talk" The 7th edition of Sharon Dodua Otoo's Witnessed Series. Wednesday, 17 November at 6pm. Each One Teach One e.V. Togostr. 76, Berlin 13351. Doors open at 5.45pm. 2G Event (Vaccination or Recovery Proof Required). Join co-editors Dr. Heidi R. lewis and Jazlyn Andrews and contributors for refreshments and a celebration of Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet Audre Lorde and this unique manifestation of her incredible legacy!

Friday 5 November 2021

"In Audre's Footsteps" is here


Happy release day to "In Audre's Footsteps"!
What an amazing journey!
Congratulations to all involved, especially the editors Heidi R. Lewis, Dana Maria Asbury with Jazlyn Andrews.
"In Audre's Footsteps" is the seventh book in the Witnessed Series, edited by Sharon Dodua Otoo and published by Edition Assemblage.
The book launch will be on Wednesday, November 17th from 6pm (German time).
Watch this space for more details!

Image Description:
The book has a white cover with a black border. In the centre of the book is a black silhouette of a figure. Inside the figure are the words "In Audre's Footsteps". "Audre's" is written in pink, the other words are written in white. Around the figure are the names of the editors and the subtitle of the book in alternating black and pink letters: Heidi R. Lewis and Dana Maria Asbury with Jazlyn Andrews. Transnational Kitchen Table Conversation. The logo of the publisher, edition assemblage, is in black at lower right. The Witnessed book series logo is in pink in the upper left corner.

Wednesday 21 July 2021

edition assemblage has an English language shop!

 A happy day!

The collective edition assemblage, which publishes the Witnessed Series, now finally has an online shop which is accessible in English!

The collectivists@s from roots of compassion are maintaining the online store. To order a book, visit the edition assemblage website as usual:

Screenshot of edition assemblage website to order "Soon, The Future of Memory"
Screenshot of edition assemblage website


Then click on "bestellen" (to order). From there all customers will be redirected to the store page of roots of compassion: 


Screenshot of roots of compassion website to order "Soon, The Future of Memory"
Screenshot of roots of compassion website (online store)



Worldwide shipping is now also available!

Great news!

Wednesday 16 June 2021

"Soon, The Future of Memory" is here!

This stunning debut collection of poetry by Anja Saleh can be ordered now via the website of edition assemblage, in all local bookstores in Germany and via other international websites. Be sure to get your copy!


A yellow book cover with thick wavy lines weaving across it, mostly black lines but also three white ones. The title "Soon, The Future of Memory" is in black capitals. The author's name, Anja Saleh, is in lower case, also written in black..

Soon, The Future of Memory is a poetry collection which explores the contradictions and complexities of belonging, of “home” and of self from the perspective of a German of African descent.

i once heard that in poetry
we find answers
but i came to ask questions
      like why?
      or rather who?
decided for poets to answer
others' questions
while they have a mind full of their own?
      or maybe
poetry is the answer to
are we alone?
and it always answers no.



Praise for Soon, The Future of Memory:


A stunning read - searing, searching, healing all at once. Anja Saleh has crafted an exceptional piece of work.

Musa Okwonga, author of In The End It Was All About Love

As if responding to the question how long is now? famously written on berlin walls, Anja Saleh's Soon, The Future Of Memory asks poeticizing questions, in order to reach beyond the hyphens, the silences and the gaps of our memories; voicing hidden stories which are already there. present. intermingling. connected. a must read for those seeking answers.

Dr. Aischa Ahmed, author of: Arabische Präsenzen in Deutschland um 1900. Biografische Interventionen in die deutsche Geschichte

In these poems, Anja sits so effortlessly yet uncompromisingly in her power and courage and convitions. This is a collection that doesn't give up all the answers, but leaves a trail of necessary questions in its wake.

sara m saleh, Award-winning Arab-Australian* poet and writer

Sunday 9 May 2021

Book Launch: Soon, The Future of Memory


 The sixth edition of the Witnessed Series will be with us... soon!

With apologies for the delay, we are delighted to announce that "Soon, The Future of Memory" will now be published in June 2021.

EDIT: The Instagram Live conversation that was planned for Wednesday, June 16th has unfortunately been cancelled.


Anja Saleh
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Saturday 12 December 2020

Witnessed is back!

The Witnessed Series is being resumed!

Following a four-year break, the Witnessed Series will continue with two publications in 2021. The sixth edition of the English-language book series is a collection of beautiful poetry by Anja Saleh called "Soon, The Future of Memory"

The book will be on sale from April 2021 and is already available for pre-order!

Edit: Unfortunately, the publication has been delayed. The book will now be available from June 2021.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Witnessed Author Clementine Ewokolo Burnley Shortlisted for Short Story Prize

The twenty short stories and authors who have been selected for the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist have been announced.

Witnessed author and editor Clementine Ewokolo Burnley is among them with her short story: "A Place Called Out". We congratulate her and are crossing our fingers!

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony which takes place in the UK on Saturday, October 14th 2017. All short-listed stories will be published in an anthology which will be launched on the same day.