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.