Hear the voice of Black poets in Atlantic Canada in their own words. A new book contains contributions from Thandiwe McCarthy, Afua Cooper, Reed “iZrEAL” Jones, Evelyn C. White, and Gary Weekes.
The Atlantic launch of AfriCANthology will feature Evelyn C. White, and Gary Weekes addressing Speaking the Truth: Blackness in Atlantic Canada and will be held on February 11, 2022 at 7pm. https://bit.ly/atlanticlaunch
Truth spoken plainly and powerfully is difficult to dismiss and impossible to ignore. Edited with purpose by Greg Frankson, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets brings together some of Canada’s most influential dub, page, and spoken word poetic voices and gives them space to speak freely about their personal journeys in piercing verse and unapologetic prose. Just as individual experiences of Blackness are diverse across Canada, each contributor recounts aspects of navigating their unique personal, professional, and artistic paths in Black skin with fearless candour and audacious forthrightness. Unforgettable in its charged emotional potency and stirring in its unrelenting urgency, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets is a stunning tour de force by a celebrated gathering of truthtellers that demands we comprehensively reassess the present and reimagine the future of Blackness in Canada. Buy the book, read reviews, find upcoming events, and more here: https://bit.ly/3FfV0Pu