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.

  • Papergirl

    By Melinda McCracken  With Penelope Jackson     Forthcoming April 2019

    Ten-year-old Cassie lives with her working-class family in 1919 Winnipeg. The Great War and Spanish Influenza have taken their toll, and workers in the city are frustrated with low wages and long hours. When they orchestrate a general strike, Cassie — bright, determined and very bored at school — desperately wants to help.

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  • Under the Bridge

    By Anne Bishop     Forthcoming April 2019

    “Bishop’s skillful use of language and style, though subtle and unobtrusive, captured the very essence of being homeless, of living in poverty, devoid of hope. I was inside the story from beginning to end. I became informed without being preached at. I was brought inside the lives of those who are disenfranchised and lost, and I witnessed the human will to survive.” — Wendi Stewart, judge for the 2016 H.R. (Bill) Percy Novel Prize

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  • Ghosts Within

    Journeying Through PTSD

    By Garry Leech     Forthcoming March 2019

    “Garry Leech weaves his own raw experiences together with clinical understandings from today’s leading PTSD researchers and writers. As such, this book may be helpful for his fellow war correspondents as well as military veterans, accident victims, and survivors and witnesses of abuse and violence.” —Emily Bushell, Counselling Therapist

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  • R Is for Reparations

    By Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter     Forthcoming February 2019

    R is for Reparations invites readers to listen to the voices of young activists as they share their hopes, dreams and opinions about the global demand for redress, compensation and restitution in addressing the tragedy and resulting political, social, and economic damage caused to African People by the Atlantic Slave trade.

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  • 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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