Monday, 28 November 2016

Selected List of African Canadian Non-Fiction


Africville: A spirit that lives on. Co-published by The Art Gallery of Mount Saint Vincent University, The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, The Africville Genealogy Society and The National Film Board, Atlantic Centre, 1989

Alexander, Lincoln M. with Herb Shoveller. “Go to School, You’re a Little Black Boy”: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, a Memoir. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2006

Armstrong, Bromley L. with Sheldon Taylor. Bromley Armstrong: Tireless Champion for Just Causes. Memoirs of Bromley L. Armstrong. Vitabu Publishing, 2000

Bailey Nurse, Donna. ed. Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing. Toronto: McClleland & Stewart, 2006

Black, Ayanna. ed. Fiery Spirits & Voices: Canadian Writers of African Descent. Harper Perennial Canada, 2000

Brand, Dionne. A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging. Doubleday Canada, 2001

Brand, Dionne. ed. No Burden to Carry: Narratives of Black Working Women in Ontario 1920s to 1950s. Toronto: Women’s Press, 1991

Bristow, Peggy; Brand, Dionne; Carty, Linda; Cooper, Afua; Hamilton, Sylvia & Shadd, Adrienne. eds. ‘We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up’: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History. University of Toronto Press, 1994

Callaghan, Barry. (Ed.) The Austin Clarke Reader. Toronto: Exile Editions, 1996

Clarke, Austin. ‘Membering. Toronto: Dundurn, 2015

Cooper, Afua. The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal. HarperCollins, 2006

Davis, Andrea & James, Carl. (Eds.) Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence. Fernwood Publishing: Halifax & Winnipeg, 2012

Foster, Cecil. A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada. HarperCollins, 1996

Flynn, Karen. Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora. University of Toronto Press, 2011

Glaze, Avis & Alexander, Ken. Towards Freedom: The African Canadian Experience. Umbrella Press: Toronto, 1996

Grizzle, Stanley G. (with John Cooper). My Name’s Not George: The Story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Canada. Personal Reminiscences of Stanley G. Grizzle. Toronto: Umbrella Press, 1998

Henry, Frances. The Caribbean Diaspora in Toronto: Learning to Live with Racism. University of Toronto Press. 1994

Henry, Natasha L. Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Emancipation Day in Canada. Dundurn: Toronto. 2012

Henry, Natasha L. Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2010

Hill, Donna. (Ed.) A Black Man’s Toronto 1914-1980: The Reminiscences of Harry Gairey. The Multicultural History Society of Ontario. 1981

Hill, Lawrence. Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. Harper Flamingo Canada. 2000

Historica-Dominion Institute in partnership with TD Bank Group. Black History in Canada Education Guide. 2016

Hohn, Nadia. Music and Media Studies. Part of the Sankofa series. Rubicon Publishing, 2015

Humber, William. A Sporting Chance: Achievements of African Canadian Athletes. Natural Heritage Books: Toronto. 2004

Jamaican Canadian Association. Jamaican Canadians: A Commitment to Excellence. 1987

Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc. (Publication). Jamaicans in Canada: When Ackee Meets Codfish. 2012

Johnson, Lillie. My Dreams. Toronto Hakka Seniors Association. A Canada 150 series Publication. 2013

Lewis, Ray with John Cooper. Shadow Running: Ray Lewis – Canadian Railway Porter & Olympic Athlete. Toronto: Umbrella Press, 1999

Moore, Donald. Don Moore: an autobiography. Out of print but available  at the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection, Toronto Public Library – Parkdale, York Woods and Toronto Reference Library. 1985

Nyasha Warner, Jody & Rudnicki, Richard. Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged! Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2010

Pachai, Bridglal. William Hall: Winner of the Victoria Cross. Four East Publications Ltd., 1995

Powell, Billroy. Settling in Canada: Jamaicans have a Story to Tell. Xlibris, 2014

Prince, Althea. Being Black: Essays by Althea Prince. Insomniac Press, 2001

Reyes, Cynthia. A Good Home: A Memoir. Toronto: BPS Books, 2013

Reyes, Cynthia. An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued. Toronto: BPS Books, 2016

Roy, Lynette. Three Caribbean Women in Canadian Politics: A biography for young people. University of Toronto Press, 2000

Sadlier, Rosemary. Black History: Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. Emond Montgomery Publications, 2009

Sadlier, Rosemary & Wang, Qi-Jun (illustrator). The Kids Book of Black Canadian History. Kids Can Press, 2010

Sadu, Itah. Mathieu Da Costa: First to Arrive. A Different Booklist Publisher, 2009

Sankofa Black Heritage Collection series: A contemporary literacy resource for all students in Grades 4 to 8. Sankofa is designed to help promote understanding of the African Canadian narrative during Black History Month and throughout the school year. Rubicon Publishing, 2015

Shadd, Adrienne. The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2010

Shadd, Adrienne, Cooper, Afua & Smardz Frost, Karolyn. The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! Toronto: Natural Heritage, 2002

Silvera, Makeda. Silenced: Caribbean Domestic Workers talk with Makeda Silvera. Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1989

Slaney, Catherine. Family Secrets: Crossing the Colour Line. Toronto: Natural Heritage, 2003

Smardz Frost, Karolyn. I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of The Underground Railroad. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2007

Smardz Frost, Karolyn & Tucker Smith, Veta. eds. A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. Wayne State University Press, 2016

Walcott, Rinaldo. Black Live Who? Insomniac Press, 2003

Walcott, Rinaldo. (Ed.) Rude: Contemporary Black Canada Cultural Criticism. Insomniac Press, 2000

Walker, Klive. Dubwise: reasoning from the reggae underground. Insomniac Press, 2005

Williams-Wong, Carol. Letters to My Grandmother: Memoirs of a Dragon Lady. Resources Supporting Family & Community Legacies Incorporated, 2014

Williams, Roy. The Jamaican Canadian Association (1962-2012): Portrait of a Community Organization (Warts and All). Author Solutions, 2012

Wiwa, Ken. In the Shadow of a Saint. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2000

Lillie Johnson and Karen Flynn. Lillie Johnson's memoir, My Dream, was published in 2014.

Dionne Brand

Makeda Silvera, left, and Masani Montague, right.

Oliver Senior, left, and Ramabai Espinet, right.

Geraldine Moriba, left, and Afua Cooper, right.

The late Austin Clarke being interviewed at the Harboutfront Centre, Toronto for Caribbean Headline News, Rogers TV.

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