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Word On The Street Halifax is one of many festivals that contribute significantly to the economic wealth of Nova Scotia.  We do more than place writers on stage. We proudly host some of the finest talent in Canadian literature, with a strong focus on Atlantic Canada. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  Save the date and join in the celebrations!

Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter – R is for Reparations

Coming out of the innovative Book-in-a-Day event facilitated by the Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter, R Is for Reparationsinvites readers to listen to the voices of young activists as they share their hopes and dreams about the global demand for redress, compensation and restitution for the horrors of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

This book is drawn from the voices of the children who participated in the Book-in-a-Day event and rode on an imaginary Underground Railroad Freedom ride, equipped with Elders who served as “conductors” and “station” stops. Their words address the tragedy and resulting political, social, and economic damage caused to African People by the slave trade, slavery, colonialism, poverty and anti-Black racism. Their reactions and reflections lead the contributions for this compelling, one-of-a-kind Alphabet Book suitable for all ages.

Children Authors
Neime Ada; Jaya Anderson; Onafalujo Atinuke; Abena Atwell-Rodney; Jorga-Rain Cain; Yolanden Cain; Brooklyn Clarke; Amaris Colley; Keenan Colley; Trayah Cyr; Cortel Downey; Cindy Fahey; Derwin Jackson; Dwayne Jackson; Dwight Jackson; Jayla Johnston-Curran; Jordyn Johnston-Curran; Niala Jones; Leo Klassen; Zya Langdon; Theordore Le Page; Temitope Olatunji; Joliyah Regan; Cairo Simmons-Benard; Sahora Simmons-Benard; Amaris Symonds; Amara Tie; Chika Tie; DeCosta Thomas; Ja’Quel Upshaw; Siyasia Upshaw-Allison; Tia Upshaw-Paris; Lenai White.
Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter Committee Members
Lynn Jones; Wendy Shea; Wanda Thomas; Norma Williams