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New and Recent Black Canadian History Books

Books on Black History and Black Culture in Canada.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged black history month

Beauty in a Box

Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture

by (author) Cheryl Thompson

Black Like Who?

20th anniversary edition

by (author) Rinaldo Walcott

Nova Scotia's Lost Communities

The Early Settlements That Helped Build the Province

by (author) Joan Dawson

Displacing Blackness

Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax

by (author) Ted Rutland

There’s Something In The Water

Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

by (author) Ingrid R.G. Waldron

Excessive Force

Toronto's Fight to Reform City Policing

by (author) Alok Mukherjee & Tim Harper

The Wife's Tale

A Personal History

by (author) Aida Edemariam

Policing Black Lives

State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

by (author) Robyn Maynard


Essays and Interviews

by (author) M. NourbeSe Philip

Black Ice

The Val James Story

by (author) Val James & John Gallagher

Sport in the Black Atlantic

Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean diaspora

by (author) Janelle Joseph

I've Been Meaning to Tell You

A Letter to My Daughter

by (author) David Chariandy

Redemption Songs

How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism

by (author) Jon Tattrie

Flying Fish in the Great White North

The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians

by (author) Christopher Stuart Taylor

In the Black

My Life

by (author) B. Denham Jolly

Daddy Hall

A Biography in 80 Linocuts

by (artist) Tony Miller

Steal Away Home

One Woman's Epic Flight to Freedom - And Her Long Road Back to the South

by (author) Karolyn Smardz Frost