Stormzy Reveals the Cover for New Book ‘RISE UP: The #Merky Story So Far’

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October 2nd 2018

Stormzy will release a new book, ‘RISE UP: The #Merky Story So Far’ later this year through his #Merky Books imprint.

The project will be published via Random House and Stormzy’s #Merky Books imprint, which aims to promote diversity in publishing through uncovering new voices.

The ‘Rise Up’ story was written by Stormzy and Jude Yawson, which will be released on the 1st of November this year. Stormzy took to his Instagram to unveil the artwork for the book below.

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Proud to announce the 1st book that will be released on the #Merky Books imprint (@merkybooks) – RISE UP: The #Merky Story so Far – Edited & Co-written by my guy – the ridiculously talented Jude Yawson (@judinihoo) and of course contributions from myself and my incredible team. The amount of emotions I felt reading this back -you did an incredible job piecing this together my g @judinihoo – No words in a caption can capture the true essence of this book so I hope you all check it when it’s out. It’s been a crazy fucking journey to say the least and we ain’t even a quarter of the way. RISE UP will be out on 1st November and is available for pre order now (Link in my bio) ❤️📚💪🏿

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#Merky Books will also be releasing a new title called ‘Taking Up Space’ by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, which tackles diversity in higher education.

The two recent Cambridge graduates have labeled the new book “a guide and a manifesto for change”. On the release, the pair said, “Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords, especially in education, but it is time that we had honest conversations about what those two words truly mean, especially for young black girls.”

“Through our stories and the experiences of past and present university students, this book seeks to fill the gap of often incomplete conversations about widening participation and inclusion at university. It will be the book that we wish we had before going into university and we hope it provides a comfort to those who will inevitably share our experiences.”

In other music news, Spotify have launched a new ‘Black History is Now’ category, which champions the black British experience in music and culture.