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
Photo credit:




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.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Amy Evans' "The Most Unsatisfied Town" - Premiere Thursday March 9th

Last year the world premiere of Amy Evan's fantastic play, "The Most Unsatisfied Town" was shown in Berlin. The production and ancillary events were supported by the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh. With more than 1,200 audience members over 12 performances, the performances also broke all of the attendance records at English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.

Producing Artistic Director Daniel Brunet has been successful in securing sufficient funding to be able to offer six more performances, this time with German surtitles. Specially the dates of the performances - always at 8pm - are:
  • Thursday, March 9
  • Friday, March 10
  • Saturday, March 11 
  • Wednesday, March 15
  • Thursday, March 16 
  • Saturday, March 18

Tickets are 15 EUR (9 EUR Students). To reserve tickets in advance (very much advised!), please send an email to: or click here to go directly to the online ticketing system.

Attention all teachers:

If you wish to study the play with your class please note: 

"The Most Unsatisfied Town"
written by Amy Evans - directed by Daniel Brunet
Venue: English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg

With Maya Alban-Zapata (Eva), Kenneth Philip George (Laurence), Aloysius
Itoka (Yusef), Dorothee Krüger (Manuela), Tibor Locher (Brunmeier), Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba (Julius), Quatis Tarkington (Rahim) and Tyrell Teschner (Ronny)

Foyer Exhibition and Production Dramaturgy by Michael Ojake and Naomi Boyce | Set and Costume Design by Tamar Ginati | Lighting Design by Christian Maith | Sound Design by Lenard Gimpel | Props Design and Assistant Costume Design by Matthew Peach | Assistant Direction by Ellen Gallagher | Assistant Set Design by Ken Chinea | Ancillary Program Coordination by Sharon Dodua Otoo | Theater Education Program by Sebastian Fleary | Regiehospitantin: Simona Klaniute | Translation: Ekpenyong Ani

Monday, 6 March 2017

Daima Exhibition in Wiesbaden - Opening Saturday March 11th

I am excited to announce that exhibition to accompany the publication "Daima. Images of Women of Colour in Berlin" by the late Nzitu Mawakha will be shown again in Wiesbaden during March 2017.

"Daima" is a collection of black and white images of Black women from or living in Germany. The exhibition was produced in November 2013, at the same time as the book publication of the same name. The photo-book "Daima" is the third publication of the Witnessed Series.

The opening of the exhibition is on Saturday March 11th from 1.30pm and it is being shown alongside the ISD exhibition "Homestory Deutschland" in the context of the Internationale Wochen gegen Rassismus 2017.

Venue: vhs Wiesbaden, Alcide-De-Gasperi-Straße 5, 65197 (Haus B, Erdgeschoss)

Eintritt frei!

Organisers: vhs Wiesbaden and Spiegelbild