Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black History Month author: Itah Sadu

Itah Sadu wrote two children’s stories for Women’s Press: A Touch of the Zebras and Name Calling. Using her gift for orality, Sadu writes the lines of the story right off the page and into the ears of kids all … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Rosamund Elwin

One of the most prolific authors for Women’s Press in the eighties and nineties was Rosamund Elwin. Whether coauthoring Asha’s Mums, a landmark children’s story that demystifies lesbian parenting for young Asha’s teacher and classmates, or gathering the honest and … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Bernadette Gabay Dyer

My mother, Margaret Moneague, was murdered in Jamaica in 1919. History will not speak of her or record how valiantly she, who was little more than a child, struggled to survive against overwhelming poverty. History will be preoccupied with the … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Gail Nyoka

After winning the 2000 Chalmers Award in the category of theatre for young people for her stage play Mella Mella, Gail Nyoka (pictured below) adapted her Mella character into a book for young adults, called Mella and the N’anga: An … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Mairuth Sarsfield

Mairuth Sarsfield is an accomplished broadcaster, civil servant, and author. She has won awards for theme coordination at World’s Fair pavilions for Canada, and has been awarded with the Chevalier a L’Ordre National du Quebec in 1986, as well as … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Yvonne Bobb-Smith

Dr. Yvonne Bobb-Smith is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago, teaching a Course, Caribbean Anthropology, and as an e-Tutor, with Open Campus, University of the West Indies, teaching Introduction to … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Rayda Jacobs

Rayda Jacobs wrote The Middle Children in 1994 with Second Story Press. The book is a series of linked short stories that touch on Ms Jacobs’ own upbringing as a ‘middle child’, those South Africans who were discriminated against during … Continue reading

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Black History Month authors: Yannick Marshall

Yannick Marshall’s Empress is poetry that venerates various Black female heroines throughout history imagined and realized in women today. Marshall’s style, lyricism, and self-aware historical vernacular are truly wonderful. Read more about Empress here. Marshall’s first book published with Kellom … Continue reading

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Black History Month author: Marlene Nourbese Philip

Marelene Nourbese Philip was born in Tobago in 1947. She studied economics at the University of the West Indies, and completed her studies in Ontario where she went on to become a lawyer. All the while she was writing stories … Continue reading

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Black History Month authors: Motion

Motion is a spoken word poet who has been a fixture in Toronto’s dub scene over the past ten years. She has been awarded CBC’s first Poetry Face-Off prize for her poem “Connect the T.Dots.” There are a number of … Continue reading

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