Each year when February rolls around there is a sudden influx of content, online, in libraries and elsewhere, featuring black writers, artists, activists and historical moments and figures. Much of the focus looks to the past and while that’s important, we at Room want to also centre writers in the here and now, and also look to the future. Here is a list of some of our most beloved black Canadian women and non-binary writers to enjoy all year round, compiled by some of the Room collective. Our list is certainly not an exhaustive one but these are some of our favourites.
Our yearly round-up of the most popular posts on our website.
Room had the the pleasure of taking part in the first ever Festival of Literary Diversity. Check out what our Roomies had to say about their experience.
In the following interview, d'bi young anitafrika discusses diversity, performance, Sorplusi, and more.
Aboriginal women writers, feminist films, great fiction, poetry, and CNF, interviews with authors and more...
Feminist Art Conference Founder and Room Cover Art Judge Ilene Sova talks about feminist art, women's art and its value.
We chat with writer, poet, painter and social service worker Catia Mendes to talk about art, diversity, and how Canadian literature can be more inclusive.
What it means to co-editors Nailah King and Christina Cooke to be editing the Women of Colour issue, and their advice for Women of Colour who are struggling with whether to submit to Room.
In honour of Black History Month, Room highlights some amazing female black Canadian writers. We profile Dionne Brand, Shani Mootoo, Esi Edugyan and others.
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Edited by Rachel Thompson
In this issue:
Jennifer Amos, Fenn Archdekin-Leung, Jenn Ashton, Jamelie Bachaalani, Colleen Baran, Jenny Bartoy, Alexandra Chang, Kristina Corre, Maggie de Vries, Shirley Harshenin, Jia Hwang, Sharon Jinkerson-Brass, Elizabeth Johnston, Tamara Jong, Manal Kamran, Carrianne Leung, Lily Leung, Mary MacDonald, Alissa McArthur, Cosi Nayovitz, Margaret Nowaczyk, Deanna Partridge-David, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rebekah Rempel.