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 them space to speak freely about their personal journeys in piercing verse and unapologetic prose. Just as individual experiences of Blackness are diverse across Canada, each contributor recounts aspects of navigating their unique personal, professional, and artistic paths in Black skin with fearless candour and audacious forthrightness. Unforgettable in its charged emotional potency and stirring in its unrelenting urgency, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets is a stunning tour de force by a celebrated gathering of truthtellers that demands we comprehensively reassess the present and reimagine the future of Blackness in Canada.
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY
Afua Cooper, Reed “iZrEAL” Jones, Evelyn C. White, Thandiwe McCarthy, Aly Ndiaye|Webster, Chloé Savoie-Bernard, Rodney St. Éloi, Jamaal Amir Akbari, Dwayne Morgan, Andrea Thompson, Asante Haughton, George Elliot Clarke, Olive Senior, Truth Is…, Bertrand Bickersteth, Valerie Mason-John, Cicely Belle Blain, Wayde Compton
ISBN 9781990086090 – Paperback – 6×9 – 304 pages
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TORONTO – A Different Booklist
OTTAWA – Sankofa Bookstore (Coming soon!)
MONTREAL – Librairie Racines (Coming soon!)
BRAMPTON – Knowledge Bookstore (Coming soon!)
DURHAM – Notability (Coming soon!)
WINNIPEG – Tusome Books
AUDIOBOOK COMING SOON!
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.