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Black History Month: 2024


About this guide

In celebration of Black History Month 2024, this guide presents an array of works by Black authors and creators – with a general focus on Canadian authors and topics (some international authors are included!). This selection represents a small sampling of the works by Black authors that are available in the Camosun collection year-round.

Visit the Government of Canada Canadian Heritage Black History Month site or the BC Black History Awareness Society for information about Black History Month.

If you have suggestions for resources that are not yet part of our collection, please let us know by emailing your ideas to


The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe, 2022
Call number: PS 3613 O52266 2022

The Sleeping Car Porter

Suzette Mayr, 2022

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead, 2020
PS 3573 H47 N53 2020

Theory: A Novel

Dionne Brand, 2019
Call number: PS 8553 R275 T44 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James, 2020
PR 9265.9 J358 B58 2020


Nnedi Okorafor, 2016

Book cover of

Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi, 2020 
E-book and in print: PR 9387.9 E355 B88 2020


Washington Black

Esi Edugyan, 2019
Call number: PS 8555 D795 W37 2019

Africville: A Novel

Jeffrey Covin, 2019
Call number: PS 3603 O4685 A37 2019

Brother: A Novel

David Chariandy, 2018
Call number: PS 8605 H3685 B76 2018

Such a Lonely, Lovely Road

Kagiso Lesego Molope, 2018
Call number: PS 8576 O45165 S83 2018

Reproduction: A Novel

Ian Williams, 2019
Call number: PS 8645 I4448 R47 2019


Days by Moonlight

André Alexis, 2019
E-book and in print: PS 8551 L474 D39 2019


Suzette Mayr, 2011
Call number: PS 8576 A9 M64 2011

National Film Board of Canada

Film still from

Kenbe la, Until We Win

Written and directed by Will Prosper, 2019
Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

24 Days in Brooks

Written and directed by Dana Inkster, 2007
Running time: 42 minutes

I Am Gay

Written and directed by Ajahnis Charley, 2020
Running time: 10 minutes


Written and directed by Jill Haras, 2002
Running time: 8 minutes

John Ware Reclaimed

Written and directed by Cheryl Foggo, 2020
Running time: 1 hour 12 minutes

Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Written and directed by Josiane Blanc, 2019
Running time: 23 minutes

Ice Breakers

Written and directed by Sandamini Rankaduwa, 2019
Running time: 15 minutes

Film still from

The Big Reset - Governance

Directed by Ho Che Anderson, featuring Munira Abukar, 2020
Running time: 3 minutes

Ninth Floor

Written and directed by Mina Shum, 2015
Running time: 1 hour, 21 minutes


Written, directed, and animated by Martine Chartrand, 2012
Running time: 10 minutes


Blackness and la Francophonie

Amal Madibbo, 2021

We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel

Charity Marsh & Mark V. Campbell, 2020

Biographical Dictionary of Enslaved Black People in the Maritimes

Harvey Amani Whitfield, 2022
Call number: HT 1052 M37 W535 2022

The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology

Karina Vernon, 2020
Call number: PS 8235 B53 B53 2020

Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History

Michele A. Johnson & Funké Aladejebi, 2022
Call number: FC 106 B6 U57 2022

Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature

George Elliott Clarke, 2017

Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture

Cheryl Thompson, 2019
Call number: HQ 1220 C3 T46 2019

Women in the "Promised Land": Essays in African Canadian History

Nina Reid-Maroney, Boulou Ebanda de B'beri & Wanda Thomas Bernard, 2018
Call number: FC 106 B6 W66 2018

Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times

Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson, 2018
Call number: FC 2346.26 D48 R49 2018