Copper Woman and Other Poems
Copper Woman and Other Poems is a collection of poems that announces a humanistic vision, dealing with such themes as rebirth (physical and symbolic), mythology, memory, bondage, blood, family, identities in flux, migration, politics and flights of fancy. The contents move back and forth between the past and the present, and project into the future, envisioning a new world/a new creation. The message that we are our brothers and our sisters keepers and that the earth is our home – a home that we must protect and keep safe if we are to survive – resonates throughout.
Afua Cooper is a Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University, where she also holds cross appointments in History and Gender and Women Studies.
Other publications from this author include:
- Black Matters (2020)
- A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland (2016)
- My Name Is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom (2009)
- Acts of Resistance: Black Men and Women Engage Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-1803 (2007)
- Multiple Lenses: Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada (2007)
- The Hanging Of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal (2007)
- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Next Stop, Toronto! (2002)
- Utterances and Incantations: Women, Poetry and Dub (1999)
- Memories Have Tongue: Poetry (1992)
- Red Caterpillar on College Street (1992)
- Breaking Chains (1983)