Friday, February 3, 2023

African Heritage Month

Stop by the CEC library and check out the following nonfiction titles during African Heritage Month

“Through historical photographs, documents, and first-person narratives, this book tells the story of Africville. It documents how the city destroyed Africville and much later apologized for it ― and how the spirit of the community lives on.” -Amazon
“By painstakingly combing through unpublished archival records of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Marcel Trudel gives a human face to the over 4,000 Aboriginal and Black slaves bought, sold and exploited in colonial Canada.” -Amazon
“In Sister to Courage, Wanda takes us inside the world she shared with Viola and ten other brothers and sisters. Through touching and often hilarious stories, she traces the roots of courage and ambition, good fun and dignity, of the household that produced Viola Desmond.” -WorldCat
"The first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited."--Dust jacket flap
“Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.” -Amazon
Chronicling just one year in the struggle against racism in this country, The Skin We're In reveals in stark detail the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis. -Summary
This book draws on three decades of research to chart the history of slave ships, their crews, and their enslaved passengers. -Summary
Using Nova Scotia as a case study, There’s Something In The Water examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada. -Summary
“The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.” –WorldCat