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A Is for Acholi

By Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

A is for Acholi is a sweeping collection exploring diaspora, the marginalization of the Acholi people, the dusty streets of Nairobi and the cold grey of Vancouver. Playfully upending English and scholarly notation Bitek rearranges the alphabet, hides poems in footnotes and slips ... Read more

A Tree for Poverty

By Margaret Laurence
Introduction by Donex Xiques

Originally published in a small edition in 1954, A Tree for Poverty was Margaret Laurence`s first published book. In this new edition, Laurence`s collection of Somali poems and stories is accompanied with a discussion of her life in Africa and her in-depth investigation of the ... Read more

Against the Hard Angle

By Matt Robinson

The two sections that comprise matt robinson’s fourth full-length volume of poetry, Against the Hard Angle, though disparate in terms of form ? the first consisting primarily of a long poem; the other a collection of shorter lyrical pieces ? nonetheless share a common concern ... Read more

Bature! West African Haikai

By Richard Stevenson

The book is an utaniki, a poetic travel journal comprised of haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, zappai and various Japanese imagist sequences. It records a journey undertaken by the author and his family in a Volkswagen, c 1980, from northeastern Nigeria down to Lagos in the southwest ... Read more

Canticles I: (MMXVI)

By George Elliott Clarke

Book I of The Canticles puts into dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In this work, Dante can critique ... Read more

Canticles I: (MMXVII)

By George Elliott Clarke

The second part of Book I of “The Canticles” continues the dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- of those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. ... Read more

Canticles II: (MMXIX)

By George Elliott Clarke

Canticles is a lyric-styled epic. This second testament--Canticles II (MMXIX) and Canticles II (MMXX)--issues re-readings--revisions, rewrites--of scriptures crucial to the emergent (Anglophone) African Diaspora in the Americas. Canticles II (MMXIX) follows Testament I (also ... Read more

Canticles II: (MMXX)

By George Elliott Clarke

Canticles is a lyric-styled epic. Clarke's visions of canonical and apocryphal scriptures are black in ink, but lightning in illumination. Testament II issues re-readings, revisions, rewrites of scriptures crucial to the emergent (Anglophone) African Diaspora in the Americas. ... Read more

Ekke

By Klara du Plessis

Winner: 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Finalist: 2019 Gerald Lampert Award

How She Read

By Chantal Gibson

How She Read is a collection of genre-blurring poems about the representation of Black women, their hearts, minds and bodies, across the Canadian cultural imagination.

Drawing from grade-school vocabulary spellers, literature, history, art, media and pop culture, Chantal Gibson's ... Read more