IN APRIL 2017, MORE THAN 100 people gathered at the Halifax North Memorial Library for the official launch of the Lynn Jones African-Canadian
and Diaspora Heritage Collection, housed at Saint Mary's University.
She took us from the earliest days when Blacks were among the first inhabitants in Toronto, through the impact of the War of 1812, the role of Blacks in the 1837 Rebellion, and the growth of Toronto's African-Canadian
In 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child urged Canada to reduce the "high number of Aboriginal and African-Canadian
children in jails, and in out-of-home care." Canada must do more to prevent child sexual abuse and to solve the disappearance and murder of Aboriginal girls, it added.
Ghost Train, The Fragrant Garden, The Mystery of the Frozen Brains, Elijah of Buxton, Up Home, Harriet's Daughter, Second Watch, Call Me Aram, A Group of One, Prisoners in a Promised Land and Illegally Blonde--this handful of picture books and novels gives us Chinese-Canadian, African-Canadian
, Finnish-Canadian, Armenian-Canadian, South Asian-Canadian, Ukrainian-Canadian and Portuguese-Canadian stories.
7; Ken Alexander and Avis Glaze, Towards Freedom: The African-Canadian
Experience (Toronto, 1996), p.
After moving west, she served as ombudswoman for the Vancouver Status of Women Council before becoming the first African-Canadian
woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada, as the New Democratic Party MLA for Burrard in 1972.
This new collection of essays takes to yet another level the "mapping" of the broad multicultural terrain that its predecessor, Odysseys Home, defined as African-Canadian
The Lobsters (who finished 1-13, but more about that later) this year fielded a roster that included Eric Butorac, an accomplished American doubles specialist once ranked 17th in the world; Megan Moulton-Levy, a Jamaican-American former college star once ranked 50th in doubles; Rik de Voest, an Italian-South African-Canadian
veteran formerly ranked as high as 110 in singles; Sharon Fichman, a 23-year-old Israeli-Canadian rising star and former world No.
Fraile interprets two contemporary African-Canadian
novels (by Lawrence Hill and Kim Barry Brunhuber) through the lens of a "zebra poetics" (11), George Elliott Clarke's term for mixed race subjectivity.
According to the press release, Christov-Bakargiev will benefit from Turkish visual artist Cevdet Erek's artistic advice, South African-Canadian
art historian Griselda Pollock's intellectual rigor, French artist Pierre Huyghe's sensibility, Spanish curator Chus Martinez's curatorial imagination, English production designer Marcos Lutyens' cautiousness and Turkish avant-garde artist FE-sun Onur's acute gaze in preparing the framework.
The past is present; the African-Canadian
experience in Lawrence Hill's fiction.