Black Writers Matter (Paperback)

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By Whitney French (Editor), Afua Cooper (Foreword by)
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A collection of new writing on the Black Canadian experience

An anthology of African-Canadian writing, Black Writers Matter offers a cross-section of established writers and newcomers to the literary world who tackle contemporary and pressing issues with beautiful, sometimes raw, prose. As editor Whitney French says in her introduction, Black Writers Matter "injects new meaning into the word diversity and] harbours a sacredness and an everydayness that offers Black people dignity." An "invitation to read, share, and tell stories of Black narratives that are close to the bone," this collection feels particular to the Black Canadian experience.

About the Author

The founder and co-editor of From the Root Zine, Whitney French has been published in Descant Magazine, anthologized in The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, and is the host and facilitator of the Writing While Black creative writing studio. Whitney lives in Toronto.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889776166
ISBN-10: 0889776164
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2019
Pages: 216
Language: English