And I Alone Escaped to Tell You

A new book and readings

 

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                              And I Alone Escaped to Tell You

Sylvia D.Hamilton

 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.

 

 

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Gaspereau Press

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Upcoming Readings:

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.

WOLFVILLE, NS
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.