Date: February 16, 2016
Location: CBU Library
Dr. George Elliott Clarke reads from some of his most well known works and speaks on African Canadian Heritage. “Dr. Clarke’s literary emphasis is on the perspectives of the African descendants in Canada and Nova Scotia, focusing on the African-American slaves’ descendants who settled on the East coast of Nova Scotia, whom he calls “Africadian.” He writes that it is a word that he “minted from ‘Africa’ and ‘Acadia’ (the old name for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), to denote the Black populations of the Maritimes and especially of Nova Scotia”. African food and other refreshments will be served.