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03 Feb 2018

6 Black Canadian Writers To Watch In 2018

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The face of Canadian literature is changing, and here are some of the people helping to turn the page.

10 Sep 2017

Terry McMillan's "I Almost Forgot About You" Proves It's Never Too Late To Start Over

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Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You tells the story of Dr. Georgia Young, a successful optometrist, mother and grandmother, and a two-time divorcee.

08 Sep 2017

"I Am Sheriauna" Starts A Conversation About The Power Of Difference

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Sherylee Honeyghan was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned that her baby’s left hand had not developed properly.

26 Aug 2017

Robyn Maynard's New Book, Policing Black Lives, Examines Race-Based State Violence In The Canadian Context

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Robyn Maynard has spent most of her adult life documenting racist and gender-based violence against Black people in Canada, primarily in Montreal.

10 Jun 2017

REVIEW: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

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Written in 1993 by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the 1993 National Book Circle Award for Fiction. Set in Bayonne, Louisiana between October 1947 and April 1948 it couldn’t be more relevant today.

29 Apr 2017

Untangling The Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair

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Michele Tapp Roseman author of Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty addresses and examines the challenges of black women in accepting their natural hair and beauty.

08 Apr 2017

Incredible Me, Incredible Message

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MeBookz, a Canadian publishing company, began two and a half years ago with the idea of bringing more diversity into children’s literature.

09 Feb 2016

10 Black Canadian Books You Should Read

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The TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO is coming up on February 13th.

24 Jan 2016

Reading Is Currency: A conversation with Dr. Andrew Campbell

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In full disclosure, I have never bought into the self-help, motivational non-fiction novel.

28 Jun 2015

Meet Ari & Lang: Canada's Youngest Black Authors

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Kids are known to say the darnest things, but seven year old Aaron Aizenstros and his nine year old brother Langston Aizenstros have a lot more to say beyond what you may think is “darn cute”.

01 Mar 2015

[REVIEW] Blackstarline Book Club Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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ByBlacks Rating: BBBB

18 Feb 2015

Angela Walcott Empowers Youth with New Book ‘I Want To Be’

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Angela Walcott’s perfect bedtime story will inspire and uplift the lives of African Canadian children who need the confidence to be whatever they want to be. 

12 Jan 2015

Riddim & Riddles: A Reminder Of Youth, A Reminder of Jamaica

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Owen 'Blakka' Ellis' writing... Takes me home. I can hear voices from my childhood singing, "There's a brown girl in da ring, tra-lala-la-la! There's a brown girl in da ring, traaaaaaaaa-lala-lala!"

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