African Heritage Month Book List

February 24, 2015

African Heritage Month Book List

Nova Scotia Provincial Library staff have prepared the following booklist to accompany African Heritage Month 2015, featuring the theme of “Social Justice – Roots of Progress”.

Titles are available at libraries across Nova Scotia.

And I alone escaped to tell you / Sylvia Hamilton; Gaspereau Press, 2014. (poetry).

The black battalion, 1916 -1920: Canada’s best kept military secret / Calvin Ruck; Nimbus Publishing, 1987.

Black and Bluenose: the contemporary history of a Black community / Charles Saunders; Pottersfield, 1999.

The Black Loyalists: southern settlers of the first free Black communities in Nova Scotia / Ruth Holmes Whitehead; Nimbus Publishing, 2013.

George and Darril Fosty’s Black Ice: the lost history of the colored hockey league of the Maritimes, 1895-1925 / George and Darril Fosty; Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company, 2004.

Historic Black Nova Scotia / Bridglal Pachai & Henry Bishop; Nimbus Publishing, 2006.

In This Place: 100 years of African Nova Scotian Art / edited by David Woods and Dr. Harold Pearse; Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia, 2015. (Book launches at Halifax Central Library on Feb 28, 2015).

Invisible shadows: a black woman’s life in Nova Scotia / Verna Thomas; Nimbus Publishing, 2002.

The journey continues - an Atlantic Canadian Black experience / Craig Marshall Smith; Black, Green and Red Educational Products, 2011.

The life of Boston King: Black loyalist, minister and master carpenter / Boston King, edited by Ruth Holmes Whitehead and Carmelita A. M. Robertson; Nimbus Publishing and the Nova Scotia Museum, 2003.

The lonesome road: the autobiography of Carrie M. Best / Carrie M. Best; Clarion Pub. Co., c1977.

My Valley heritage / Juanita Pleasant; Reflections Publishing, 1999.

Native song: poetry and paintings / David Woods; Nimbus Publishing, 1990.

Singing towards the future: the story of Portia White / by Lian Goodall; illustrations by Liz Milkau; Napoleon, c2004. (children’s non-fiction)

The spirit of Africville / selected and edited by the Africville Genealogy Centre; with contributions by Donald Clairmont … [et al.].; Formac Pub., 2010.

Whylah Falls / George Elliott Clarke; Polestar Book Publishers, 2000. (poetry)

William Hall: winner of the Victoria Cross / Bridglal Pachai; Four East Publications, c1995.