Books tagged: Relating To African American People

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Alphonso Davies

By Farhan Devji


Built on years of interviews with friends, family, teachers, coaches, and teammates, the first biography of Alphonso Davies, the new face of Canadian men’s soccer

Arguably the most famous Canadian athlete on the planet, Alphonso Davies has been the subject of global attention ... Read more

And the Walls Came Down

By Denise Da Costa

Back in the low-income neighbourhood where she was raised, a young woman rediscovers the importance of community, home, and finding one’s voice.
Just before the demolition of her childhood home in east Toronto, Delia Ellis returns to retrieve her beloved diary. Using it as ... Read more

Behind the Face of Winter

By H Nigel Thomas

A coming-of-age novel set in a Montreal in which immigrant youth totter on the edge of self-destruction and oblivion, in the face of brutal and racist police, an insensitive education system, and few prospects for the future. Thomas's language is spare, and his crackling dialogue ... Read more


By Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi

What does it mean in the era of Black Lives Matter to continue to ignore and deny the violence that is the foundation of the Canadian nation state? BlackLife discloses the ongoing destruction of Black people as enacted not simply by state structures, but beneath them in the ... Read more

The Talking Drum

By Lisa Braxton

Winner, 2020 National Association of Black Journalists Outstanding Literary Award; Overall Winner, 2020 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Award; Winner, 2021 IPPY Gold Medal for Urban Fiction; Finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Featured on Ms. Magazine's June ... Read more

The Underground Railroad

By Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper, and Karolyn Smardz Frost

Stories of the hopeful, brave people who fled slavery and made Toronto their home.

“An engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. ” — Lawrence Hill, bestselling author of The Illegal

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! ... Read more


By Chantal Gibson

with/holding is a collection of genre-blurring poems that examines the representation and reproduction of Blackness across communication media and popular culture. Together, text and image call up a nightmarish and seemingly insatiable buzzing-clicking-scrolling-sharing appetite ... Read more