In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional mourner" in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a threadbare suit,...
- Author:Mda, ZakesSummary:
- Author:Kay, JackieSummary:
The death of famous jazz musician Joss Moody brings to light a dark secret--one that leaves his adopted son Colman searching for answers, and his wife Millie fleeing for the solitude of a remote Scottish village.
- Author:Gilroy, PaulSummary:
- Author:Draper, Sharon M.Summary:
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
- Author:Foggo, CherylSummary:
The 30th anniversary edition of Cheryl Foggo's landmark work about growing up Black on the Canadian prairies Cheryl Foggo came of age during the 1960s in Calgary, a time when a Black family walking down the street still drew stares from...
- Author:Maynard, RobynSummary:
Policing Black Lives is a timely and much-needed exposure of historical and contemporary practices of state-sanctioned violence against Black lives in Canada. This groundbreaking work dispels many prevailing myths that cast Canada as a...
- Author:Cardenas, TeresaSummary:
Winner of the Casa de las Americas Award, one of the most important prizes given in the Spanish-speaking world. Perro Viejo (Old Dog) is an old, worn-out black Cuban slave who just wants to die. Taken away from his mother at birth, he...
- Author:McKissack, PatSummary:
In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.
- Author:Davies Cordova, Sarah, Magona, SindiweSummary:
Traduit pour la première fois en français, Mère à Mère, est l'un des plus grands livres sud-africains. Traduit de l'anglais par Sarah Davies Cordova Résumé Grand roman de l'apartheid où violence et beauté demeurent l'héritage...
- Author:Shabazz, IlyasahSummary:
Describes how young Malcolm's optimism and faith were challenged by intolerance and a series of tragedies that compelled him to learn self-reliance and how to embrace his individuality to reach his highest potential.
- Author:Cardenas, Teresa, Unger, DavidSummary:
The narrator of Letters to My Mother is a young Afro-Cuban girl who, upon the death of her mother, must live with her aunt and cousins. Dependent on them and their good will, she finds their taunts about how dark her skin is and their...
- Author:Bugul, KenSummary:
- Author:Zobel, JosephSummary:
- Author:Jones, BurnleySummary:
Born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, Burnley "Rocky" Jones is one of Canada's most important figures of social justice. Often referred to as Canada's Stokely Carmichael, Jones was tirelessly dedicated to student movements, peace...
- Author:Bunkley, Anita R.Summary:
This is the tale of Broadway star Niya Londres, who is planning her extravagant Acapulco wedding. But there's one problem. Niya hasn't said "yes" yet--to any of the three men who've popped the question.
- Author:Hill, LawrenceSummary:
Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the...