African Affairs | Oxford University Press
African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society. It publishes articles on recent political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries. Also included are historical studies that illuminate current events in the continent.

Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | University of Calgary Press
The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS) was initially started to provide a forum for discussion and research on Latin America and the Caribbean and it continues to serve that purpose. The CJLACS makes an important contribution to furthering knowledge about these regions in Canada and around the world. It offers scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers a Canadian venue for publishing their work.

Journal of African Economies | Oxford University Press
The Journal of African Economies is a vehicle to carry rigorous economic analysis, focused entirely on Africa, for Africans and anyone interested in the continent – be they consultants, policymakers, academics, traders, financiers, development agents or aid workers. Each issue of the Journal of African Economies contains applied research of the highest standard, together with a comprehensive book review section, and a listing of the current working papers from around the world.

Journal of African and Black Diaspora | Routledge
The Journal of African and Black Diaspora Studies is devoted to a critical interrogation of the trans/national movements, locations and intersections of subjectivity within the African and Black Diaspora in the context of globalization as well as in different discourses, practices and political contexts. The journal maps and navigates the theoretical and political shifts imposed by the nation state to provide a counter-narrative of subject positions of people of the African descended populations grounded in cultural and political responses.

Journal of Black Studies | SAGE Publications
For the last third of a century, the Journal of Black Studies has been the leading source for dynamic, innovative, and creative research on the Black experience. Poised to remain at the forefront of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field of Black studies, the Journal of Black Studies is published six times per year.

NEW DAWN: Journal of Black Canadian Studies
This journal acknowledges and marks the significant and sustained growth in the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of Black Canadian Studies. This journal signals the continued growth of the field and scholars dedication to maintaining such growth. The journal is dedicated to publishing scholarship that engages, debates, explicates and sustains Black Canadian culture and life.


Africville: The life and death of a Canadian black community NEW
By Donald H Clairmont | Canadian Scholars Press
In the mid 1960s the city of Halifax decided to relocate the inhabitants of Africville-a black community that had been transformed by civil neglect, mismanagement and poor planning into one of the worst city slums in Canada’s history. Africville is a sociological account of the relocation that reveals how lack of resources and inadequate planning led to devastating consequences for Africville relocatees.

Art on Black
By D’Bi Young | Canadian Scholars Press

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
By Bell Hooks | Hushion House

Being Brown: A Very Public Life NEW
By Rosemary Brown | Random House of Canada
Rosemary Brown had an extensive record of public service. She was the first Black woman elected to public office in Canada (in the BC legislature, starting in 1972) and later served as Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She received the Order of Canada and the Order of Jamaica.

Black & Bluenose
By Charles Saunders | Pottersfield Press
Nova Scotia is the cradle of the black community of Canada and Charles Saunders takes a closer look at it in Black and Bluenose. This superb book of modern history chronicles and analyses the lives of black Nova Scotians. From the battle against racism, to the legacy of Africville to their everyday lives, Charles Saunders gives readers an accurate picture of the current state of Nova Scotia’s black community. Scanning more than 200 years of history, he shows the unique development of the community into its modern state.

Black Canadians: History, Experiences, Social Conditions
By Joseph Mensah | Fernwood Publishing
The ongoing struggle against racism and discrimination for black Canadians is explored in this authoritative reference for those seeking to learn more about the black diaspora in North America. This work examines more than 300 years of black Canadian history, from the first migration of slaves, black loyalists, and Civil War refugees to the expansive movement brought about by the establishment of the point system in 1967. Venturing beyond established orthodoxies and simplistic solutions to discuss the contentious ethno-racial problems in Canada, this pointed critique addresses the geography of the settlements and the labor market, sports management, race and ethnic relations, and employment equity vis-a-vis the black experience.

Black Girl Talk
Sister Vision Press
On topics ranging from love, sex and politics to family, friends and community, the powerful young voices of Black women between the ages of 15-24 speak out in chorus in this provocative and timely collection of literary writings.

Black like who? Writing Black Canada
By Walcott | Insomniac Press

Black Then: Blacks and Montreal, 1780s 1880s
By Frank Mackey | McGill-Queen’s University Press

Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature
By Wayde Compton | Arsenal Pulp Press
Bluesprint is a groundbreaking, first-time collection of the creative output of B.C.’s black citizens, and includes an astonishing range of styles: journal entries, oral histories, letters, journalism, poems, stories, screenplays, and hip-hop lyrics.

Canadian Ethnography Series Vol Ii: From American Slaves To Nova Scotian Subjects: The Case Of The Black Refugees 1813-1840
Harvey Amani Whitfield, Bryan D. Cummins, John L. Steckley | Pearson Education Canada

Cuba: A Revolution in Motion
By Isaac Saney | Fernwood Books
“Saney’s book is a comprehensive and balanced primer on Cuba and the progress its Revolution has brought the Cuban people. It is highly readable for anyone interested in understanding that nation’s ongoing struggle for social justice. In particular, his discussion of inequality and race is the best available in the literature.”–Cliff Durand, Morgan State University (Chicago) and coordinator of the Annual Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists.

Deemed Unsuitable: Blacks From Oklahoma Move to the Canadian Prairies in Search of Equality in the Early 20th Century
By R. Bruce Shepard | Umbrella Press
Between 1905 and 1912 over one thousand blacks migrated from the United States to the plains region of Canada. They came mainly from Oklahoma and settled in Saskatchewan and Alberta. This is one story of those migrations.

Fiery Spirits & Voices Tpb: Canadian Writers of African Descent
By Ayanna Black | CDN ADULT TP
Voices: Canadian Writers of African Descent introduced a remarkably talented group, including emerging writers such as Lawrence Hill and such renowned authors as Austin Clarke. Fiery Spirits offered a collection of the works of more gifted African-Canadian writers, including Dionne Brand and Gerard Etienne. Now combined in one extraordinary volume, Fiery Spirits & Voices is an evocative celebration of Canadian-African literature`s rich tapestry, offering readers a chance to encounter earlier works within this essential and evolving section of our literary community. Ayanna Black presents a striking compilation of short fiction pieces and poems exploring love, sexual abuse, feminism, racism, belonging and alienation.

Fly In A Pail Of Milk NEW
By Herb Carnegie | Mosaic Press
A Fly in a Pail of Milk is a compelling story of rejection and victory. Herb Carnegie tells the true story of the greatest black hockey players ever to play the game and one who never made it to the NHL. CBC Television, Inside Track and Toronto’s CFRB Radio have all featured this biographical tale.

Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal NEW
By Charles Denby | Wayne State University Press
A reprint of the 1978 South End Press edition. Denby’s autobiography discloses the universality of the struggle for freedom.

Le regard de l’autre: Artistes canadiens blancs – sujets féminins noirs
By Charmaine Nelson | Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women
Sister Vision Press
A stunning collection of poetry, short stories, essays, letters, journal entries and artwork.

No burden to carry: Narratives of black working women in Ontario, 1920s-1950s NEW
Dionne Brand | Women’s Press
Through oral histories, Dionne Brand documents the lives of Black women in Ontario, from the 20s through the 50s.

Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature
George Elliott Clarke | University of Toronto Press
Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations of archives and texts, this challenging passage through twelve essays presents a history of the literature and examines its debt to, and synthesis with, oral cultures. George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature’s distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic Black and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts.

Performance Bond
By Wayde Compton | Arsenal Pulp Press
In Performance Bond, Wayde Compton, among the most progressive and experimental poets in Canada, defiantly and eloquently confronts the globalization and commodification of black culture.

With poetry inspired by the insistent cadences of hip-hop and jazz, Compton fuses language, history, and contemporary black politics. He deals with black diaspora at the outer rim of geography and culture, concerned with the legacy of the slave trade, the memory and origins of hip-hop, and the ramifications of urban renewal on North America’s inner cities.

Place Called Heaven Perennial Tpb
By Cecil Foster
For many black immigrants, Canada did not turn out to be the land of promise they thought it would be. Cecil Foster reveals the reality of Black Canadians’ experience in this so-called multicultural Mecca in A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada. Foster writes with conviction and integrity about the difficult state of race relations in Canada from fear as a first response and an unjust justice system to Caribana and unfair media portrayals.

Racism, Eh?
By Camille A. Nelson & Charmaine A. Nelson | Captus Press
Racism, Eh? is the first publication that examines racism within the broad Canadian context. It focuses fundamentally on two key aspects of identity or identification – race and nationality – and the complex ways in which they intersect. Inter-disciplinary in nature, this anthology brings together many of the visionaries seeking to illuminate the topics of race and racism in Canada. Through their analyses of historical and contemporary issues, race and racism are addressed as both physical and psychological phenomena.

Revival: An Anthology of the Best Black Canadian Writing
By Donna Bailey Nurse | McClelland & Stewart
Drawing on fiction, poetry, and memoir, this anthology brings together an impressively varied selection of outstanding work by both well-known writers and new voices. Donna Bailey Nurse’s lively and invaluable introduction deftly explores the various themes and motifs that define and illuminate the meaning of being black, while tracing the evolution of this influential literature through colonialism, post-colonialism, and decolonization.

Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle
By Robert Sandiford | Dc Books
Robert Edison Sandiford moved from Canada to his parents’ native Barbados in 1996. He went for “wife and work”-his new bride was a Bajan, and he had landed an editor’s position at the leading daily newspaper. Yet his journey “Back Home” also led to a series of insightful and often poignant meditations on relationships, island life, and the decline of his father, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease twelve years earlier. Part travelogue, part memoir, Sand for Snow is a thoughtful, revealing, and often humorous trip to a most unexpected destination.

Shadd: The Life & Times of Mary Shadd Cary NEW
By Jim Bearden & Linda Butler | N C Press
Mary Ann Shadd was born a free black on October 9, 1823, in Wilmington, Delaware. When the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act threatened to return free northern blacks and escaped slaves to bondage, Shadd moved to Windsor, Ontario. Here, in 1851, she established a school to accommodate the influx of black refugees from the United States.

Taking back control: African Canadian women teachers’ lives and practice NEW
By Annette Henry | State University of New York Press
Rich narratives explore the limitations and possibilities of oppositional minority teacher standpoints in the mainstream and the contradictions in North American and Western education. Discussing the need for alternative standpoints and transformative strategies, Taking Back Control raises important issues for the movement to teach from critical, informed, anti-racist perspectives.

Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vol. 1 NEW
By Djanet Sears | Hushion House
Recipient of the Governor General’s Award for English-Language Drama for Harlem Duet, editor and playwright Djanet Sears presents this diverse collection of plays written and produced by leading African-Canadian writers and playwrights. An excellent overview of the black writers currently receiving acclaim, Testifyin’: Contemporary African-Canadian Drama, Volume I includes George Seremba’s “Come Good Rain,” Maxine Bailey’s “Sistahs,” Norebese Phillip’s “Coups and Calypsos,” George Elliott Clarke’s “Whylah Falls” and Andrew Moodie’s “Riot.”

The Black Canadians: Their history and contributions NEW
By Velma Carter | Reidmore Books
This book provides a broad overview of Black history in Canada. Many Blacks came to Canada because they thought they would have more opportunities. Text, maps, illustrations, and case studies focus on Blacks who immigrated to Canada and the various regions in which they chose to live. Rosemary Brown, Harriet Tubman, Oscar Peterson, and Bob Marley are a few of the prominent Black Canadians featured in this book.

The Haitians in Quebec: A Sociological Profile NEW
By Paul Dejean | Borealis Press
” Despite Marchand’s letter and widespread pleas from the Haitian and Quebec community, the deportation hearings went ahead in 1973. By 1974 the number of negative verdicts far outnumbered positive ones. The Appeal Board had decided not to grand any special redress for economic reasons. The Board felt that the 1500 Haitians in question were economic not political refugees, and therefore no justification that they be given special humanitarian consideration.”

The Refugee: or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Related by Themselves, with an Account of the History and Condition of the Colored Population of Upper Canada. NEW
By Benjamin Drew | John P. Jewett and Company
The narratives were gathered promiscuously from persons whom the author met with in the course of a tour through the cities and settlements of Canada West. While his informants talked, the author wrote: nor are there in the whole volume a dozen verbal alterations which were not made at the moment of writing, while in haste to make the pen become a tongue for the dumb.

The road to now: A history of Blacks in Montreal
By Dorothy Williams | Vehicule
The Road to Now is a thorough account of the history of blacks in Montreal, from the founding of ht eterritory by France right until the beginning of the 1990’s.

The Spirit of Africville
By Donald Clairmont | Maritext
The Spirit of Africville is a beautiful, poignant account of a proud African Nova Scotian community, and of the systematic neglect, ignorance and arrogance that destroyed it.

Traditional lifetime stories: a collection of Black memories NEW
Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
Traditional Lifetime Stories is a valuable addition to the early booklets published by Black Cultural Centre. In many ways, its special features stand out: personal accounts have much to teach; older generations cannot be overlooked in our understanding of the human journey.

Under the Gaze: Learning to Be Black in White Society
By Jenny Kelly | Fernwood Publishing
This book deals with the perceptions and experiences of black Canadian high-school students growing up in a white-dominated society. Using the context of historical racialization in conjunction with student narratives, this book gives insight into the process of racialization as it relates to popular culture, gender, and relationships with peers.

“We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up”: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History
By Peggy Bristow | University Of Toronto Press
The six essays collected here explore three hundred years of Black women in Canada, from the seventeenth century to the immediate post-Second World War period. Sylvia Hamilton documents the experiences of Black women in Nova Scotia, from early slaves and Loyalists to modern immigrants. Adrienne Shadd looks at the gripping realities of the Underground Railroad, focusing on activities on this side of the border. Peggy Bristow examines the lives of Black women in Buxton and Chatham, Ontario, between 1850 and 1865. Afua Cooper describes the career of Mary Bibb, a nineteenth-century Black teacher in Ontario. Dionne Brand, through oral accounts, examines labourers between the wars and their recruitment as factory workers during the Second World War. And, finally, Linda Carty explores relations between Black women and the Canadian state.

What’s a Black Critic to Do?: Interviews, Profiles and Reviews of Black Writers
By Donna Bailey Nurse | Insomniac Press
Donna Bailey Nurse’s What’s a Black Critic to Do? is for anyone looking for a way to talk about the often-taboo topic of race, as it appears in novels, movies and plays. Of interest to black Canadian and African-American readers as well as teachers, librarians and book club members, the book provides a vital snapshot of contemporary culture.

What We All Long for
By Dionne Brand | Vintage Canada
What We All Long For was published to great critical acclaim in 2005. While writing the novel, Brand would find herself gazing out the window of a restaurant in the very Toronto neighbourhood occupied by her characters. “I’d be looking through the window and I’d think this is like the frame of the book, the frame of reality: ‘There they are: a young Asian woman passing by with a young black woman passing by, with a young Italian man passing by,” she says in an interview with The Toronto Star. A recent Vanity Fair article quotes her as saying “I’ve ‘read’ New York and London and Paris. And I thought this city needs to be written like that, too.”

In addition to her literary accomplishments, Brand is Professor of English in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Who Da Man?: Black Masculinities and Sporting Cultures
By Gamal Abdel-Shehid | Canadian Scholars Press
Who Da Man: Black masculinities working in the fields of decolonisation studies, cultural studies, and the sociology of identity, sport, and politics. It attempts to account for the ways that Black Diasporic identifications intersect with the dominant misogyny and homophobia in contemporary men’s sporting cultures.

Women of Vision: The Story of the Canadian Negro Women’s Association, 1951-1976
By Lawrence Hill | Umbrella Press
A close look at the activities of the members of the Canadian Negro Women’s Association reveals that they expanded Black consciousness and the Black community in Canada, particularly in Ontario. The voice of Black Canadian women leaps off the pages in this tribute to a unique slice of Canada’s social history.