Roseway Publishing

Roseway Publishing aims to publish literary work that is rooted in and relevant to struggles for social justice. We are interested in publishing works of fiction, creative non-fiction, biographies and other literary writing that has a social justice theme.

  • Viola Desmond

    Her Life and Times

    By Graham Reynolds  With Wanda Robson     October 2018

    Accessible, concise and timely, this book tells the incredible, important story of Viola Desmond, considered by many to be Canada’s Rosa Parks.

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  • IKWE

    Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors

    By Jackie Traverse     September 2018

    “I had the privilege of going to Standing Rock twice. The strength and power that came from the women there inspired this book. To be a woman is to be a life giver and water protector. Even if you never have children, you have that sense, and the duty to honour and protect the water is within you,” writes Traverse.

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  • Northern Wildflower

    By Catherine Lafferty     September 2018

    Catherine Lafferty’s life story as a daughter and mother wanting more for her family and for herself is so completely inspiring. Northern Wildflower is a celebration of soul, grace and dignity.  I am floored with the talent, courage and heart inside this wonderful debut.” —Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed

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  • Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else)

    A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home

    By Colleen Cardinal  Foreword by Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew)     June 2018

    The personal story of a 60s scoop survivor — the loss, the trauma and the journey to heal.

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  • Doug Knockwood, Mi’kmaw Elder

    Stories, Memories, Reflections

    By Doug Knockwood     May 2018

    This is a personal story of how one man overcame the ravages of colonialism, racism, tuberculosis and alcoholism to become an honoured and respected Elder.

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  • Big Island, Small

    By Maureen St. Clair     April 2018

    Big Island, Small is a story of intimacy and friendship between two Caribbean/Canadian women with similar, yet vastly different, backgrounds who must dismantle their assumptions and biases around race, class, gender and sexuality in order to make amends with violent pasts, release shame, find joy and reconnect with themselves and each other.

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  • Insatiable Machine

    By Zoë Robertson and Jesse Life     April 2018

    A work of speculative fiction that explores how America’s growing economic inequalities and social unrest spiral into an empire in ruins.

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  • Chief Lightning Bolt

    By Daniel N. Paul     October 2017

    With We Were Not the Savages, Daniel Paul changed the way the world understood the history of Eastern Canada and the fully developed civilization that existed before the arrival of the European explorers and settlers, and the nature of the subsequent violent attack on that culture. With Chief Lightning Bolt, Paul shows us exactly what was lost, the beauty of the Mi’kma’ki that once existed, the culture that survived and is only now beginning to recover.

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  • Chocolate Cherry Chai

    By Taslim Burkowicz     September 2017

    “This book is a moving contribution to the growing body of fictional writings about migrants and racialized women across transnational borders. An authentic description of events and stories that is profoundly touching.”

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  • Under Her Skin

    By Stephen Law     September 2017

    Tucked away in her tattoo studio in the port city of Halifax, Shaz draws meaning and symbolism onto the bodies of her clients. After the ransacking of her home, the brutal attack on her friend and the sudden appearance of her white father, Shaz is compelled to explore the racial divides in her life and in the city around her. A chance encounter with Rashid, a parkour-performing refugee from Sri Lanka, provides a stabilizing counterpoint to the tumultuous relationships in her life.

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