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.

  • L’sitkuk

    The Story of the Bear River Mi’kmaw Community

    By Darlene A. Ricker     January 1997

    L’sitkuk (pronounced elsetkook) is the original name for the Bear River Mi’kmaw community, which is part of the Mi’kmaw First Nation. Nestled close to the Bear River watershed, this tiny native community is regaining its culture, language and identity after hundreds of years of colonialism and assimilation. Living in the area for thousands of years, they were among the first people in Canada to have continuous contact with non-natives.

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  • Growing Up Salty and Other Plays

    By Natalie Meisner     January 1997

    The questions raised in Natalie Meisner’s plays will follow you out the door. At their root is the ghost that haunts the modern theatre: What is the role of live theatre in the information age? Why is it necessary? What do we get from the experience that cannot be had in any other artistic medium?

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  • Counting Crows

    By Jenni Blackmore     January 1997

    This collection of stories and poems charts various pathways and detours in the universal quest for love. It’s a journey towards joy which begins with the call of a frog searching for a mate and ends as a woman inadvertently thwarts her own desire as she attempts to construct the perfect token of her love.

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  • In the Open

    Women Survivors of Abuse Tell Their Stories

    Edited by Kathleen Tudor     January 1996

    “Like all the women who took part in this book, I have a message for you. Please remember that no matter how desperate and hopeless your situation may get, there is a way out. I found my way out and for the first time in nine years I feel free!

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  • Passion Fruit Tea

    By Eleonore Schönmaier     January 1994

    These are candid but sensitive stories about the relationship between parents and children, whether they live and work in a fishing village in Nova Scotia or in Northern Canada.

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  • Quilt

    By Donna E. Smyth     January 1994

    Quilt is a remarkable work. With a unique and compelling voice, Donna Smyth tells a story that is full of complex relationships, raw domestic violence, and a saving compassion. As I read I kept thinking, “Why have I heard nothing about this novel?” –Budge Wilson, author of The Leaving and The Courtship

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  • Dim Time and History on a Garrison Clock

    A Collection of Poetry

    By Margaret Benjamin Hammer     January 1993

    “This is modern poetry: its eye always open for the telling image, ear cocked to an internal music, and tongue ready to taste the tartness of irony…. These poems are not only thoughtful in an intellectual sense but in a compassionate one as well.

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  • Getting Away

    By K.K. Richardson     January 1992

    from Getting Away…

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  • Two of Me

    By Kim Atwood     January 1991

    “As a therapist, I keep an eye out for creative works which capture the truth of childhood trauma or of the healing process. Kim Atwood’s book, Two of Me, is rich and full in its detailed description of the imaginative and real world of a young girl-child growing up in a fishing village on the seacoast; it is unflinching in its portrayal of the violence and chaos which reign in the home of an alcoholic parent. Atwood’s characters reveal themselves in page after page of simple, everyday, yet powerfully evocative dialogue.” –Toni Ann Laidlaw, Ph.D., Feminist Therapist, Professor–Dalhousie University, Co-Author of Healing Voices: Feminist Approaches to Therapy with Women

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  • Letters to Levi

    A Young Fisherman’s Mail

    Edited by Joan Stephenson     January 1991

    “These letters to Levi are a rare find. Not only are they a delight to read, they are also an invitation to search for further buried treasures of correspondence, particularly in long-settled communities where extended family patterns remain unbroken. The reading public, avid readers of local history, and a broad academic community will join to applaud Roseway for the publication of these letters by people who lived in Nova Scotia’s vital South Shore fishing communities.” –Dr. Ken MacKinnon, Professor of English, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S.

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