"Four Black Film Documentary Moments" in Multiple Lenses – Voices from the Diaspora located in Canada
Multiple Lenses: Voices from the Diaspora Located in Canada is an essential introduction to an understanding of the experience of Black people in Canada over a four hundred year period. Through the lenses of history, law, literature, film, music, Black community organizations, media, sports, Black spirituality, party politics, labour markets, education and lived experience, renowned commentators explore through Canadian eyes, how Black people in Canada have identified themselves, and been identified over this period. What factors influenced that process? Black people in Canada are not part of "imagined communities" but real people with visceral connections, flesh and blood, striving to build lives under often unimaginable hardships. This book is dedicated to such Black people and their allies who, together, have fashioned meaning and hope in an often hostile environment.
Leslie Sanders is a Professor in York University’s Department of Humanities. She works in African American and Black Canadian literatures and cultures, and literatures of the African diaspora.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Celebrating Austin Clarke: The Man and the Body of His Work" in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 42 (2021)
- "Introduction" in Chronicles: Early Works of Dionne Brand (2011)
- "Introduction" in Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand (2009)
- Gospel Plays, Operas, and Late Dramatic Works. Volume 6. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (2004)
- The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move, Volume 5. The Collected Works of Langston Hughes (2002)
- The Development of Black Theater in America: From Shadows to Selves (1989)