A new book and readings
And I Alone Escaped to Tell You
The settlement of African peoples in Nova Scotia is a richly layered story encompassing many waves of settlement and diverse circumstances–from captives to ‘freedom runners’ who sailed north from the United States with hopes of establishing a new life. The poems in And I Alone Escaped to Tell You endeavour to give these historical events a human voice, blending documentary material, memory, experience and imagination to evoke the lives of these early Black Nova Scotians and of the generations that followed. This collection is a moving meditation on the place of African-descended people in the Canadian story and on the threads connecting all of us to the African diaspora. Published by Gaspereau Press.
The BookMark, Spring Garden & South Park, Halifax
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NS
4 June at 7:00 P.M.
Sylvia Hamilton, Shalan Joudry and Georgette LeBlanc will be reading from their latest poetry collections at the ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George Street.
5 June at 7:00 P.M.
Sylvia Hamilton, Shalan Joudry and Basma Kavanagh will be reading from their latest poetry collections at Il Dolce far Niente, 16 Elm Street.