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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

African-Canadian Authors

I'm currently in Canada visiting Mr. bookshy and while I could spend my entire post talking about how much I love it here (sans the cold), I stumbled upon something even more interesting - African-Canadian authors. Here I am referring specifically to Canadian-Africans, not Caribbean-Canadians (of which there are many). I knew Esi Edugyan was Canadian, and her novel Half-Blood Blues is next on my reading list, but I wanted to know if there were more Canadian's of African origin writing - please, excuse my ignorance. So here are a few that I've found. Obviously, I am off to a local bookstore to see if I can find some of these treasures.


Esi Edugyan (Canada/Ghana)                                  Nega Mezlekia (Canada/Ethiopia)

Nega Mezlekia (Canada/Ethiopia)

David N. Odhiambo (Canada/Kenya)

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I was only aware of Edugyan. I'm now intrigued by Odhiambo. Enjoy Canada sans the cold.

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  2. You're welcome. It was fun learning about new authors. I will :D and it's warmed up a tiny bit - the snows been replaced with rain.

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  3. Thanks so much for this. Zetta Elliot is currently working on gathering a list of African Canadian novelists here -> http://zettaelliott.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/african-canadian-novelists/ and sounds like you could help each other out some!

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  4. Thanks for the link Amy. I know so little about Canada, and Canadian authors. It's nice there's a resource out there that can tell me more about African-Canadian authors.

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