That day she'll proclaim her chronicles by Muneera Pilgrim
'I was struck by the courage, sharpness, and patience of these poems. They are arresting and vigorous, with plenty of stop-you-in-your-tracks moments. I felt genuinely honored to read such tender and unequivocal truth.' - Carvell Wallace
For centuries poetry has been a form of knowledge and a way of knowing for non centred people. In this collection Muneera recenters her voice and the voices of other people that are often times relegated to the sidelines or misrepresented in mainstream thought. That day she'll proclaim her chronicles explores belonging, spirituality, gender race and identity as well as themes of girlhood, pop cultural, familial bonds and crushes, against the back drop of London and Bristol streets steeped colonial power structures that still live on. Despite that this collection is a story of love and a labour of love.
Muneera Pilgrim is an international poet, cultural producer, writer, broadcaster and TEDx speaker. She conducts workshops, shares art, lectures, and finds alternative ways to tell stories, build community and exchange ideas.
She regularly contributes to BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought. She is a community artist-researcher, a mental health professional, and an alumni associate artist with the English Touring Theatre, where she is working on her first play.
Muneera has written for the Guardian, Amaliah, Huffington Post, the Independent, Al Jazeera, Black Ballad, and various other digital and print platforms. She has been featured across the BBC network, as well as Sky News, Sky Arts and Al Jazeera. In 2015 a documentary about her former group Poetic Pilgrimage was commissioned by Al Jazeera. Hip-Hop Hijabis has been screened several times since.Muneera holds an MA in Islamic studies, where she focused on Black British pathways to spirituality, migration, gender and race, and she holds a second MA in Women’s Studies, where she focused on the intersection of faith and spirituality, race, gender, autoethnography and methodologies of empowerment for non-centred people. Her innovation in her work won her the Ann Kaloski-Naylor Award for Adventurous Academic Writing.