This database provides an extensive archive of scholarly publications and fictional texts in Black and African Studies. Its goal is to make accessible the work of scholars, writers and artists living in Canada or engaging with Black Canada, including scholars across the humanities and social sciences in LA&PS. Resources listed in the database cover a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, such as history, sociology, social work, literary criticism, feminist and queer theories, Black Canadian Studies and African Diaspora Studies. It also lists the works of Black Canadian poets, novelists and playwrights.
Coups and Calypsos (1999)
M. NourbeSe Philip
A military coup sweeps across the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. Elvira, a doctor, and Rohan, ...
Uniquely imagined and vividly evoked, André Alexis’s prize-winning novel chronicles the childhood – or perhaps the loss of ...
Wilbur County Blues (1998)
Slammin' Tar: A Novel (1998)
Out of My Skin (1998)
Daphne Baird impulsively leaves behind her boyfriend, her family, her whole life, for a new start in Montreal. ...
Butterfly Burning: A Novel (1998)
Diss/ed banded nation (1998)
David Nandi Odhiambo
Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (1998)
Taking Back Control is a ground-breaking investigation of the world and consciousness of five African Canadian women teachers. ...
"L'intervention en contextes minoritaires" in Reflets 4 (1) (1998)
Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance and Redefinition (1998)
"These studies provide a wealth of information and data. The analytical chapters that precede and follow them are ...
Bread Out of Stone: Recollections on Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming and Politics (1998)
An evocative and insightful essay collection, Bread Out of Stone brings Dionne Brand’s signature unflinching eye and personal history to ...
Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)
The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The ...
The Origin of Waves (1997)
Austin Clarke’s luminous novel, written in vivid, hypnotic prose, reveals the dislocations of place and the nature of ...
La chair du Maître (1997)
Charme des après-midi sans fin (1997)
Land to Light On (1997)
Land to Light On opens onto the landscape of Canada. “Out here I am…not even safe as the sea,” ...
Harlem Duet (1997)
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama. Winner of the Chalmers Play Award. A rhapsodic blues tragedy. Harlem ...
Paysage de l'aveugle (1997)
Reconstructing 'dropout': A critical ethnography of the dynamics of black students' disengagement from school (1997)
George J. Sefa Dei
As many as one million untrained youths will enter the Canadian labour market by the year 2000. And ...
My Mother's Last Dance (1997)
Any Known Blood (1997)
No Crystal Stair (1997)
No Crystal Stair is an absorbing novel that explores an increasingly difficult contemporary reality: functioning as though White while ...
Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writing by Queers of African Descent (1997)
Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature (1997)
George Elliott Clarke
Mixing prose, poetry, and drama, and including the work of established writers and new voices, writing in English ...
Silence Like Blood (1997)
With superb heart and direct syntax, Agnant's story cuts through with cinematic detail, an unflinching voice, and the ...
The Austin Clarke Reader (1996)
Born in Barbados in 1934, Clarke came to Toronto in 1955. He has been in the forefront of ...
Dipped in Shadow (1996)
Claire Harris is one of Canada's most powerful poets. Dipped in Shadow shows her at her strongest: the book's five ...
Down among the Dead Men (1996)
The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to ...
Under the Tongue (1996)
In Under the Tongue (1996), the adolescent Zhizha has lost the will to speak. In lyrical fragments, Vera relates the ...
In Another Place, Not Here (1996)
Beautiful and meticulously wrought, set in both Toronto and the Caribbean, this astonishing novel gives voice to the ...
Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector: A Case for Change (1996)
Today''s social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of ...
A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada (1996)
Hard-hitting, controversial and well researched, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN lifts the thin veil of racism against blacks in ...
Entries in this database have been gathered by Jellisa Ricketts as part of the summer 2021 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence project, “Teaching Against Anti-Black Racism and Toward Black Inclusion,” supervised by Professor Andrea Davis.