Black Lives Matter

The titles in this category include books from both the fiction and non-fiction categories here at The Miramichi Reader.

Shadowboxing by Steven Laffoley

Before Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis, before Sugar Ray Robinson and Jack Johnson, before Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray…

5 months ago

On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport By Ian Kennedy

Combining tales of personal triumph with sports history and social commentary, On Account of Darkness examines systemic racism and ambivalent…

5 months ago

Black & White: An Intimate, Multicultural Perspective on “White Advantage” & the Paths to Change By Stephen Dorsey

The anticipated debut by a biracial community leader and citizen activist, exploring his lived experience of systemic racism in North…

7 months ago

It Was Dark There All The Time: Sophia Burthen and the Legacy of Slavery in Canada by Andrew Hunter

Sophia Burthen’s account of her arrival as an enslaved person into what is now Canada sometime in the late 18th…

8 months ago

Jude and Diana by Sharon Robart-Johnson

The only mention of Jude in Nova Scotia’s official history relates to her death: a slave-owning family was brought to…

10 months ago

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians, Words by Lindsay Ruck, Art by James Bentley

Created primarily for young readers, Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians will enrich and inform audiences of all ages. Written by Dartmouth,…

10 months ago

AfriCANthology edited by A. Gregory Frankson

Edited with purpose by Greg Frankson, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets brings together some of Canada's most influential dub,…

10 months ago

Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling by Esi Edugyan

An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the…

11 months ago

Black Loyalists in New Brunswick by Stephen Davidson

Among the Loyalists who were transported to the shores of New Brunswick by the British after their defeat by revolutionary…

2 years ago

Gutter Child by Jael Richardson

Jael Richardson's debut novel, Gutter Child (2021, HarperCollins Canada)* is a forceful one that shines a spotlight on racism, colonization…

2 years ago

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard

Policing Black Lives is the work of Montreal-based Black feminist activist and educator, Robyn Maynard. Maynard brings her considerable expertise…

2 years ago

The Hermit of Africville by Jon Tattrie (New Edition)

Jon Tattrie paints a bleak picture of the destruction of Africville through the eyes of a lifelong protestor, Eddie Carvery.…

2 years ago

Pearleen Oliver: Canada’s Black Crusader for Civil Rights, Edited by Ronald Caplan

As the Black Lives Matter movement advances, there have been many, many new books released focussing on the history of…

2 years ago

The Talking Drum by Lisa Braxton

It is 1971. The fictional city of Bellport, Massachusetts, is in decline with an urban redevelopment project on the horizon…

2 years ago

Afraid of the Dark by Guyleigh Johnson

Through prose and poetry, Guyleigh Johnson tells the story of sixteen-year-old Kahlua Thomas. An absent father and an alcoholic mother…

2 years ago

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