Books tagged: African American

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AfriCANthology

Edited by A. Gregory Frankson

Truth spoken plainly and powerfully is difficult to dismiss and impossible to ignore. Edited with purpose by Greg Frankson, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets brings together some of Canada's most influential dub, page, and spoken word poetic voices and gives ... Read more

Autowar

By Assiyah Jamilla Touré

2022 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Longlist * 2022 ReLit Awards Longlist

A visceral, vital, unblinking debut collection of poems exploring kinesthetic memory and longing, inherited violence, and the body as a geographical site.

We're often told that we are given only what we ... Read more

Black Matters

By Afua Cooper
By (photographer) Wilfried Raussert

 

Halifax’s former Poet Laureate Afua Cooper and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book of poems and photographs focused on everyday Black experiences. The result is a jambalaya — a dialogue between image and text. Cooper translates Raussert’s photos into ... Read more

Dream of No One but Myself

By David Bradford

2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist * 2022 Governor General's Literary Award Shortlist * 2022 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Shortlist * 2022 Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal Jury Selection * 2022 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry Shortlist * 2022 Concordia University First Book Prize ... Read more

Gold Pours

By Aurore Gatwenzi

In this debut collection by emerging poet Aurore Gatwenzi, a stunning new voice emerges as she shares the experience of being young and Black in northern Ontario. Gold Pours is a collection of poems that talk about God, identity, heartbreak and passion. Gatwenzi's honest approach ... Read more

HARROWINGS

By Cecily Nicholson

HARROWINGS takes place mainly in the rural and reconnects with a history of Black intellectual and artistic history in relation to agriculture. The poems include pulses of memoir from the poet’s childhood growing up in the country on a farm. These experiences connect to her ... Read more

It Was Dark There All the Time

By Andrew Hunter

“My parents were slaves in New York State. My master’s sons-in-law … came into the garden where my sister and I were playing among the currant bushes, tied their handkerchiefs over our mouths, carried us to a vessel, put us in the hold, and sailed up the river. I know ... Read more

Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

By El Jones

 

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 ... Read more