Relating to African American people

Biographical Dictionary of Enslaved Black People in the Maritimes

In the windswept and cold Canadian Maritimes, slavery found fertile ground that produced multiple generations of enslaved people. This book sheds light on more than 1,400 brief life histories of mostly ...

Fire That Time

In 1969, in one of the most significant Black student protests in North American history, Caribbean students called out discriminatory pedagogical practices at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia ...

'Membering Austin Clarke

’Membering Austin Clarke reflects on the life and writing of Austin Clarke, whose depictions of Black life in Canada enlarged our understanding of what Canadian literature looks like. Despite being ...

Black Matters

By (author) Afua Cooper
By (photographer) Wilfried Raussert
Categories: Poetry

Halifax’s former Poet Laureate Afua Cooper and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book focused on everyday Black experiences. The result is a jambalaya — a dialogue between image and ...

Zee

Zee entend ce que vous pensez, et ressent ce que vous ressentez. À travers vos regards, Zee se voit elle-même, et cette vision la transforme. Parfois, Zee est la fille précoce de ses quatre adultes. ...

Africville

Une jeune fille visite le site historique d’Africville à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse. À quoi ressemblait la communauté ?
Des maisons aux couleurs vives, logées dans la colline ; des champs où ...

Pourin' Down Rain

By (author) Cheryl Foggo
Categories: Biography: general

The 30th anniversary edition of Cheryl Foggo’s landmark work about growing up Black on the Canadian prairies.

Cheryl Foggo came of age during the 1960s in Calgary and struggled against the many ways ...

Exile Blues

Prez grows up in the 50s in segregated Washington, DC. Street smart and skeptical, but with a code of ethics, he, like every black kid, wants to be Malcolm, Martin or a “soul brother. ” Invited to ...

What the Oceans Remember

By (author) Sonja Boon
Categories: Biography: general
Series: Life Writing

An invitation to join a family tree project inspired Sonja Boon’s journey to the heart of the histories that have shaped her identity. It was an opportunity to answer the two questions that have dogged ...

Beauty in a Box

By (author) Cheryl Thompson
Categories: Ethnic studies

One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding ...