Ziggy Ramo has announced the joint release of his next album and his debut non-fiction book, both titled ‘Human’.
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The project, announced today (September 29), follows on from Ramo’s 2020 debut album ‘Black Thoughts’. The album will be released via his own imprint, Ramo Records, while the book – touted as “part memoir, part history and part cultural reckoning” – will be published by Pantera Press in collaboration with Ramo Family.
“Being stuck inside the house has led me to become delusional enough to think that writing a book is a good idea,” Ramo joked on social media when sharing the news.
In a press statement, Ramo expressed his excitement at the joint project, which he says gives him “the ultimate freedom to present my ideas in a way that is accessible for all”.
“Whether you learn from reading or listening, I want everyone to be able to fully engage with Human,” he said.
“It is not a book of answers. It is not a 10-step plan on how to fix this country. I am not speaking on behalf of anyone. I am simply sharing my lived experience.”
Katherine Hassett, a publisher from Pantera Press, described Ramo’s book as “powerful, fearless and from the heart.”
“Human asks if the cost of privilege in society is a denial of our full humanity,” she said. “This ground-breaking book will move hearts and minds.”
A release date for the joint project has not yet been disclosed. According to a press release, besides publishing the book, Ramo also has further plans to nurture emerging Indigenous writers.