Poetry Collection


Livia’s debut collection is a testament of resilience. As a Queer Black woman speaking on personal loss, queer identity, institutional racism but also hope and joy, achievement, activism and a future that is unapologetically Black.

In her debut poetry collection Livia touchingly evokes her childhood memories then takes us onto her journey of self-discovery, overcoming stereotypes and finally moving into her power.

“This is a fearless poetry collection, which I absolutely love. Alour comes across as someone unafraid to say out loud the things that need to be said about colonialism, racism, patriarchy, white privilege, and how they shape (and have shaped) the everyday lives and identity of Black womxn in the Diaspora.” Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed

“I cannot currently think of any artist more powerful and unique than Livia Kojo Alour, nor any current poetry collection more resonant and poignant than Rising of the Black Sheep “Anne Clark, poet & spoken word artist

“A fierce poetic and deeply honest voice about what it means to be a Black woman living in the diaspora … An activist speaking directly on the modern colonial mindset of the UK … A stunning debut collection.”Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Mexican/Chicano artist, writer, activist and educator based in San Francisco

A heartfelt and visceral collection of self discovery and the power that comes from withinAmy Ridler, writer & educator

This poetry collection is an extension of her award winning solo show Black Sheep.




ISBN 978-1-914237-06-5


Polari Press

U.K. Orders only

Rising Of The Black Sheep – U.K. DELIVERY ONLY!

Price includes UK postage! Book price £11 U.K. 1. class signed £2


International Orders

Rising Of The Black Sheep – WORLDWIDE DELIVERY !

Price includes EUROPE postage! Book price £11 WORLD postage £5


Physical Stock in Stores U.K :

Rising Of The Black Sheep is stocked at:

Glasshouse / The Common Press London

The Feminist Bookshop Brighton

Gay’s The Word London

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