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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