Black History Month: Poetry Highlight February 15, 2019 – Posted in: Highlights – Tags: ,

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the important achievements made by African Americans throughout history. Over the years, Black Canadians have contributed immensely to literature, whether it be in the prose or verse form. Here is a look into the great African Canadian writers we have published, and the importance of their verses.

Nuff Said by Michelle Muir skillfully blends the language of the contemporary urban environment with her personal take on African-Canadian rhythmic and poly rhythmic style.

travelogue of the bereaved by Charles C. Smith tells stories that are little known — the lives of persons of African descent at different periods in the Americas. These stories speak to our times and their foundations, recreating figures such as Marie Josephe Angelique, Viola Desmond, John Brown, Maryann Shadd, and Mumia.

Voices of Kibuli Country by Dannabang Kuwabong results from the author’s experiences in Hamilton, Ontario, where he has a home, and his travels to several Caribbean islands and the United States as a person of multiple locations and origins: Canadian, African, and Ghanaian.

The Space that Connects Us by Mansa Trotman treats us to an exquisite slice of heart renderings carefully crafted to create immediate empathy and spark a glow of feelings.

Redemption Rain by Jennifer Rahim invites the reader into its profound epiphanies through patient revisitation and introspection.

de book of Mary by Pamela Mordecai is an epic poem in Jamaican Creole based on the Biblical story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.


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