Black Authors

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Autowar

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 … 62 View
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Black Matters

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 … 80 View

Blank

Essays & Interviews

Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers and thinkers. Through an engagement with her earlier work, M. … 349 View

Certifiable

Toronto writer Pamela Mordecai is a well-known voice in poetry of the Caribbean diaspora. She has long been a popular anthologist, a mentor to other writers, a frequent contributor to literary … 100 View

Dear Current Occupant

A Memoir

Dear Current Occupant is a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Using a variety of forms including letters, essays … 133 View

Shut Up You’re Pretty

Stories

In Téa Mutonji’s disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of … 138 View
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The Quest for a "National" Nationalism

E.J. Pratt's Epic Ambition, "Race" Consciousness, and the Contradictions of Canadian Identity

In his 2018 Pratt Lecture, The Quest for a ‘National’ Nationalism, renowned author and critic George Elliott Clarke investigates E.J. Pratt’s poetic attempt to become the epic … 64 View

Things Are Good Now

Stories

Set in East Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and the U.S., Things Are Good Now examines the weight of the migrant experience on the human psyche. In Djamila Ibrahim’s powerful story … 258 View

Write Across Canada

An Anthology of Emerging Writers

The stories and poems gathered in Write Across Canada showcase a mere sampling of emerging writers working in Canada today. Selected by their mentors working in creative writing programs from … ; 112 View
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Jammin’ Still

From: Blank

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Little Copper Bullets

From: Things Are Good Now

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Readings from this book by Djamila Ibrahim follow men, women, and children who’ve crossed continents in search of a better life find themselves struggling with the chaos of displacement and … 36 $3.60 Add
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Part One

From: Black Matters

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John Ware: Magician Cowboy – Fugitive – Jupiter Wise – Uncles 19 $1.90 Add
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Part One

From: Autowar

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beckoning – wishing is not the same as wanting – acidfield – nocturnal – idolatry – practice – bloodthirst – an empty space 17 $1.70 Add
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Pound and Frye

From: The Quest for a "National" Nationalism

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Prologue

From: Dear Current Occupant

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I think about all the houses — This is for the teachers — Grade six — Waiting out front of the school to be picked up was torture — When the smoke cleared — Mama 11 $1.10 Add
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Tits for Cigs

From: Shut Up You're Pretty

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The narrator describes her childhood and her relationship with her friend Jolie. 6 $0.60 Add