Bio

Sumayyah Talibah always knew she wanted to be a writer. At an early age, she began to entertain her family and friends with fantastic tales and songs. As a teenager, while being educated in the Detroit Public School system, Sumayyah decided to take her writing seriously. Poems and critical essays were her main focus at that time, although she did attempt her first novel during that period.

Recently, her post-high school independent learning and reading (and reading and learning) has started to pay off. With poems appearing in Liberated Muse Volume 1: How I Freed My Soul, Liberated Muse Volume 2: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face, Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Violence, self-published zines,  short stories, poetry collections, and a novel-in-progress under her belt, Sumayyah Talibah is finally making strides toward becoming a household name. She has also been known to make jewelry, write book reviews, and be the Avon lady.

She currently lives in Michigan with her husband, the voice over artist, producer, and renaissance man, Tasherre Risay, their children, multiple cats, a well-used library card, and overflowing bookshelves.

Bibliography of works (chronological):

“6 A.M.” (Denver, CO 2009), Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul ISBN: 978-1432724153

Changes, (Smashwords, December 2011), ISBN: 978-1466085442

Chaotic Control, (Smashwords, February 2012), ISBN: 978-1465719355

Net.Work, (Smashwords, April 2012), ISBN: 978-1476202235

Devour, (Smashwords, April 2012), ISBN: 978-1476327235

Heavy Duty, (Smashwords, April 2012), ISBN: 978-1476175089

Standstill, (Smashwords, April 2012), ISBN: 978-1476230993

HARTbreak, (Smashwords, May 2012), ISBN: 978-1476399201

Rumble in the Box, (Smashwords, May 2012), ISBN: 978-1476081298

“Now That You’re Here” (Washington, D.C. 2012), Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears A Pretty Face ISBN: 978-0615639666

“HARTbreak”, excerpt, SISTERS, July 2013, Issue 47: 98-99. Print.

Jac in the Box, (Smashwords, July 2013), ISBN: 978-1301640669

“Vacancy”, SISTERS, Issue 49: 103. Print

“Sister to Sister” (Oakland, CA 2014), Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Violence ISBN: 978-1849351720

“No Safe Place” (Portland, OR), After Ferguson, In Solidarity ISBN: 978-4-943677-00-9

“Super Babies” (Oakland, CA), Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines ISBN: 978-1-62963-110-3

“Journey of Me”, Mixed-Class Anthology

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