5 Black Canadian Novelists You Should Know


Jacqueline L. Scott (a writer in Toronto, Canada, who writes on travel, race, and culture) recently asked, “How many black Canadian novelists can you name?”  She then proceeds to provide a list of five highly respected black novelists in Canada. We imagine that our readers were able to name a few! Here we include the three Caribbean-Canadian authors. Check out the rest of the post in the link below:

Nalo Hopkinson. This fantasy and science fiction writer has published 10 novels and many short stories. Hopkinson is originally from Jamaica. Her best sellers include Brown Girl in the Ring and The Salt Roads. Hopkinson’s latest book is Sister Mine. Nalo Hopkinson

Dany Laferriere. This Haitian-Canadian writer is best known for How to Make Love to a Negro, Without Getting Tired. Laferriere has a wicked sense of humour. His other novels include I am a Japanese Writer and Dining with the Dictator. Dany Laferriere

Austin Clarke. He is the grandfather of Caribbean-Canadian writing. Clarke has won the Giller and the Commonwealth Writers’ prizes. My favourite of his books are Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack, and The Polished Hoe. Clarke is originally from Barbados. His latest book is More. It won the City of Toronto Book Award. Goodreads, Austin Clarke

Photo above: Nalo Hopkinson

Please see full article here: http://anancymag.com/5-black-canadian-novelists-you-should-know/

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