Monday, February 1, 2016

February Is African Heritage Month

Online Resources:

Audio Visual Materials: YouTube

CEC Library Resources:

African Canadian Fiction:

A Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill
George and Rue by George Elliott Clarke
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke

Black Fiction:

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Waiting To Exhale by Terry McMillan
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz


Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush’s West Wing by Ron Christie
Black Women Who Made A Difference in Nova Scotia edited by Dolly Williams
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Grant Fuhr: The Story of a Hockey Legend by Grant Fuhr
Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life, Martyrdom, and Meaning for the World by William Robert Miller
My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King
Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley
Political Profiles: Michelle Obama by Jeff C. Young
Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley
Sister To Courage: Stories From The World of Viola Desmond by Wanda Robson
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery by Jon Tattrie
They Had A Dream by Jules Archer
Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup


Farewell to Jim Crow by R. Kent Rasmussen
Fire on the Water: An Anthology of Black Nova Scotia Writing edited by George Elliott Clarke
Montgomery: Launching The Civil Rights Movement by Linda R. Wade
Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature by George Elliott Clarke
Race and Ethnicity edited by Uma Kukathas
Racism edited by Noel Merino
The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker
The Times of African Nova Scotians: A Celebration of Our History, Culture and Traditions
Thinking Black: Some of the Nation’s Best Black Columnists Speak Their Mind edited by DeWayne Wickham
Trials and Triumphs: The Story of African-Canadians by Lawrence Hill
Voices: Canadian Writers of African Descent edited by Ayanna Black


The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry edited by Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron
Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke