Race & Racism

  • Policing Black Lives

    State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

    By Robyn Maynard     Forthcoming 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     Forthcoming 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.

  • 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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  • Writing the Roma

    Histories, Policies and Communities in Canada

    By Cynthia Levine-Rasky     September 2016

    Writing the Roma is the first book to provide an overview of the identities, origins, history and treatment of Roma refugees.

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  • On Building a Social Movement

    The North American Campaign for South African Liberation

    By John Saul     June 2016

    “In his characteristically engaging conversational style, combining intimate first-hand knowledge and lightly-worn scholarship with strong opinions, John Saul takes the reader vividly into the heart of the Canadian and American movements that supported the anti-apartheid and liberation struggles in southern Africa.” — Colin Leys, co-editor, The Socialist Register

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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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  • Becoming an Ally, 3rd Edition

     Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

    By Anne Bishop     June 2015

    Anne Bishop confronts the question of oppression head on by drawing on her own experience both as an oppressed person as an oppressor. She tells us the we learn to be oppressors from our own oppression.

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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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  • Colonized Classrooms

    Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education

    By Sheila Cote-Meek     April 2014

    In Colonized Classrooms, Sheila Cote-Meek discusses how Aboriginal students confront narratives of colonial violence in the postsecondary classroom, while they are, at the same time, living and experiencing colonial violence on a daily basis.

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