African Heritage & Culture

African Heritage Month

YA Reads Celebrating Emancipation Day

August 1st is Emancipation Day in Canada. Learn more about the abolition of slavery in North America and the underground railroad.

Kids' Non-Fiction about Emancipation

August 1st is Emancipation Day in Canada. Learn more about the abolition of slavery in North America and the underground railroad.

"Poetry Can Heal the World"

Halifax's Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper, reflects on the meaning of poetry in her life, her love of libraries, and staying inspired.

Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod Sketches R is for Reparations

On Feb. 23, 2019, the Library's volunteer artist attended the launch event for the one-of-a-kind alphabet book created by Halifax youth.

Recommended Reads From 902 ManUp

This book list was put together by members of the local, community-led organization, 902 ManUp.

Gallery: Turning Passion to a Profession

On Feb. 22 2019, students in Grades 8-12 engaged in a powerful and inspiring session with successful African Nova Scotian entrepreneurs.

Gallery: African-American Read In

On Feb. 6 2019, we turned the pages together at Cole Harbour Public Library to celebrate African-American authors and illustrators.

Gallery: African-Canadian Women Doing…

On Feb. 11 2019, the Black and Immigrant Women's Network joined us to celebrate the achievements of African-Canadian women doing business.

African Nova Scotian Publications

A collection of magazines, newsletters, and directories from African Nova Scotian community organizations and businesses.

Young Adult Black Fiction

These Fiction books for teens, by and about persons of African Descent, are fantastic year-round reads.

Black Leaders For Change

These children's books are inspired by history-making Black leaders and current HRM Councillor, Lindell Smith.

Social Justice & Current Affairs

Powerful voices in the African Nova Scotian community lend insight into the ongoing struggle for social, economic and civil rights justice.

African Canadian Fiction

Enjoy new releases and longtime favourites by African-Canadian authors.

African Nova Scotian Culture

Explore the rich cultural expressions of African Nova Scotian identity through music, poetry, film, art, drama, and food.

Black Loyalists, Maroons, and Refugees

3 of the most significant migrations of the African diaspora to Nova Scotia happened within a span of 30 years. Read about the history.

African Heritage Non-Fiction for Kids

These African Heritage non-fiction picks for kids tell important stories that have changed history.
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