(un)told pages is founded by us — Maya Acharya and Elisabeth Bruun Gullach.
We’re friends. We’re book lovers. We’re both mixed-race women. We both longed to see ourselves reflected in literature growing up. We’re frustrated at the fact that it took until our mid-20s to find our way to the books we were truly craving. So we decided to open Denmark’s first BIPOC-authors-only bookshop, wanting to dismantle the narrative that assumes whiteness as the the default, the starting point from which stories have to flow in order to be seen as relatable, marketable or worthy. We want to centre BIPOC stories, art and experiences. We want booksellers and publishers to recognise the inequality inherent in the industry.
We want multidimensional BIPOC protagonists. Characters who aren’t footnotes, who don’t fit into neat tropes, who aren’t another palatable token.
We want to see literature where BIPOC authors can write about whatever the fuck they want and be celebrated, not just when their stories speak to oppression, identity or trauma.