African Heritage Month: Literary Quiz

In partnership with the Black History Month Association and community partners, the Library is proud to highlight Black voices throughout the month of February, and all year-round. To browse upcoming events, resources, galleries, and more, visit our African Heritage Month, opens a new window website.

In honour of African Heritage Month 2022, try testing your knowledge of popular literature written by authors of African descent with this fun quiz!

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan is set to become a mini-series, and it will be filmed in this Nova Scotian town.
This novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi was on the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.
Willie O’Ree, the author of the memoir, Willie, was the first Black player on which NHL team?
This author of Black Matters was the Poet Laureate of Halifax from 2018-2020.
What is the latest book in Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series?
HBO has bought the rights to turn this book by Brit Bennett into a limited series.
This novel, a companion to Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, was published in 2021.
In his book The Skin We’re In, Desmond Cole chronicles struggles against racism that happened in which year?
This novel by Nathan Harris was an Oprah’s Book Club Pick in 2021.
Author Colson Whitehead did NOT write this book.
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Continue your African Heritage Month learning journey with books written by Black authors, and dive into our collection of African heritage resources and biographies, here.