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.

  • Chief Lightning Bolt

    By Daniel N. Paul     Forthcoming 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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  • Under Her Skin

    By Stephen Law     Forthcoming 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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  • Just Jen

    Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis

    By Jen Powley     April 2017

    “Jen Powley’s intimate and provocative writing will wake you up. Jen brings insight, compassion, and humour to these memorable stories of living ‘waist high’ among family, friends, and lovers. Trust this writer: she’s the real thing.”

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  • The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil

    By Lesley Choyce     March 2017

    The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil is a compelling, witty and heartwarming novel by renowned Nova Scotia author Lesley Choyce.

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  • Sacred Feminine

    An Indigenous Art Colouring Book

    By Jackie Traverse     October 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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