Books tagged: African

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'da Kink in my hair

By Trey Anthony
Foreword by Djanet Sears

Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, da Kink in my hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told in words, music, and dance—the stories explore the hardship, struggles, ... Read more

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

African-Canadian Theatre

Edited by Maureen Moynagh

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English ... Read more

Afrika, Solo

Edited by Ric Knowles

The plays in this anthology pit individual against community and cause readers to rethink the associations placed on skin colour, language, and assumptions regarding someone’s past. “Home away from home”; the road to Canada, for some, has meant an abrupt uprooting from ... 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

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