African Heritage

  • Policing Black Lives

    State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

    By Robyn Maynard     October 2017

    Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces anti-Blackness from the slave ships to the prisons, the classrooms and beyond.

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  • Boomerang Ethics

    How Racism Affects Us All

    By Joseph Mensah and Christopher J. Williams     September 2017

    Timely and incredibly important, Boomerang Ethics is a much-needed resource in the fight against racism because it does not gloss over the self-interests of members of the privileged, who ultimately have the power to help alleviate racism.

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  • Burnley “Rocky” Jones Revolutionary

    An Autobiography by Burnley “Rocky” Jones

    By James St.G. Walker and Burnley “Rocky” Jones  Afterword by George Elliott Clarke     September 2016

    The story of Rocky Jones is a reminder that human rights are not a gift, but a prize that must be fought for.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Flying Fish in the Great White North

    The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians

    By Christopher Stuart Taylor     September 2016

    As recently as the 1960s, the Canadian government enforced discriminatory, anti-Black immigration policies, designed to restrict and prohibit the entry of Black Barbadians and Black West Indians.

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  • Viola Desmond’s Canada

    A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land

    By Graham Reynolds  Foreword by George Elliott Clarke  With Wanda Robson     January 2016

    Viola Desmond’s Canada is groundbreaking book aimed at providing both general readers and students of Canadian history with a concise overview of the narrative of the Black experience in Canada.

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  • Canada in Africa

    300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

    By Yves Engler     September 2015

    Based on an exhaustive look at the public record as well as on-the-ground research, Canada in Africa shows how the federal government pressed African countries to follow neoliberal economic prescriptions and sheds light on Canada’s part in the violence that has engulfed Somalia, Rwanda and the Congo, as well as how Canada’s indifference to climate change means a death sentence to ever-growing numbers of Africans.

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  • Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

    By El Jones     September 2014

    Live from the Afrikan Resistance! is the first collection of spoken word poetry by Halifax’s fifth Poet Laureate, El Jones. These poems speak of community and struggle. They are grounded in the political culture of African Nova Scotia and inherit the styles and substances of hip-hop, dub and calypso’s political commentary. Gathered from seven years of performances, these poems represent the tradition of the prophetic voice in Black Nova Scotia.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Visitor

    My Life in Canada

    By Anthony Stewart     August 2014

    Is there a future time when newcomers and visible minorities will be enabled to feel like they belong in Canada? Or will they have to accept their experience as visitors to Canada no matter how long they have lived here? These are some of the questions Anthony Stewart tackles eloquently and with considerable wit.

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  • If This Is Freedom

    By Gloria Ann Wesley     September 2013

    If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Jamaica in the Canadian Experience:

    A Multiculturalizing Presence

    Edited by Andrea Davis and Carl E. James     August 2012

    In 2012, Jamaica celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain. In the short period of its life as a nation, Jamaica’s increasingly powerful influence on global culture cannot go unremarked. The growth of Jamaican diasporas beyond Britain to the United States, Canada and West Africa has served to strengthen Jamaica’s global reach, so that today Jamaica’s cultural, economic and political achievements are felt way beyond its national borders. This anthology commemorates Jamaica’s independence by acknowledging the immense and widespread contributions of Jamaica and Jamaicans to Canadian society.

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