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.

  • Sacred Feminine

    An Indigenous Art Colouring Book

    By Jackie Traverse     Forthcoming November 2016

    Sacred Feminine is a colouring book by Anishinaabe artist Jackie Traverse.

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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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  • Wake The Stone Man

    By Carol McDougall     April 2015

    Winner of the 2014 Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature.

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  • Exiled for Love

    The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist

    By Arsham Parsi and Marc Colbourne     March 2015

    Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography All orders of Exiled for Love are 30% off. Use discount code exiled30 during checkout

    A fast-paced memoir of Arsham Parsi, a queer Iranian activist who was forced to flee his country under threat of execution for his work in fighting human rights abuses against LGBT individuals in Iran.

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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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  • Grey Eyes

    By Frank Christopher Busch     July 2014

    “With his novel Grey Eyes, Frank Busch taps into the traditional in a way I’ve not seen before. At once historical and fantastical, Grey Eyes reclaims some of our most powerful stories with authenticity and with heart and with that bit of magic that brings all of it to such beautiful life. Busch is amongst the new generation of voices so vital to our country.” — Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda, Winner of CBC Canada Reads 2014

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  • Socialist Cowboy

    The Politics of Peter Kormos

    By Larry Savage     July 2014

    Socialist Cowboy is a political biography detailing the life and activism of longtime New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos, one of the most colourful and controversial political personalities in the history of Ontario politics.

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  • Comment le Puma a fini par être appelé le Chat Fantôme / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujew

    By Michael James Isaac   Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas     June 2014

    French and Mi’kmaw version of Michael James Isaac’s How The Ghost Came to Be Called the Ghost Cat / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj. Available exclusively from Fernwood Publishing.

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  • Double Pregnant

    Two Lesbians Make a Family

    By Natalie Meisner     March 2014

    Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Viviën.

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  • Grist

    By Linda Little     March 2014

    Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation, and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.

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