Africville Book Launch in Toronto
It's still book launch and festival season. I wish congratulations to my Halifax, N.S.- based AfroScotian (Black Nova Scotian) sister poet Shauntay Grant on joining the Groundwood Books family with the launch of her newest picture book, Africville. This event was held at A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto on September 29, 2018. This new book was illustrated by Victoria, B.C.-based artist, Eva Campbell. The book is a poem about a historic Black community in Halifax, Nova Scotia that was destroyed in the late 1969s. It was so wonderful to see a lot of familiar faces (my Groundwood team and community members) and some new ones too (Shauntay's family). And another congratulations is in order for Shauntay, Eva, and the Groundwood Books team on the Governor General's Award 2018 nomination!. Yesterday, it was announced that Africville has received a Governor General's Award 2018 nomination.