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, the learning and reading (and reading and learning) has started to pay off. With several short stories, poems appearing in Liberated Muse Volume 1: How I Freed My Soul, Liberated Muse Volume 2: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face, the upcoming Dear Sister Anthology, 2 self-published zines, and a soon-to-be published novel under her belt, Sumayyah Talibah is finally making strides toward world domination.
She currently lives in Michigan with her husband, the hip hop artist, producer, and renaissance man, Tasherre Risay, their children, 3 cats, a well-used library card and overflowing bookshelves.
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In which I read my poem, "Understanding."
Jac in the Box
Another short story set in the CeeBee universe; follows "Rumble in the Box." Religion and business never mix, especially when religion IS your business.
Rumble in the Box
Religion and business never mix, especially when religion IS your business.
Robots. Emotions. At first glance, these two words do not connect. Tell that to HART, a retrieval tech who finds herself developing strange reactions to her life.
Teal Reed is having a nightmare... Or is she? What are The Five? And who in the world is this punk girl following her around?
What kind of secrets do husband and wife keep from each other?
In the city of Ern, the Daughter of the Fallen God has been born. Cast out by the Elders, she must survive and find her purpose. Short story.
Xenobia Walker returns home and finds that things have changed. Home has become an empty building full of .. computerized voices? Short story.
Poems reflecting the loss and gain of control of the chaos within.
Poetry about the changes in life, location, and emotion.
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