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Publisher — Fernwood Publishing
Date Published — October 12, 2020
ISBN — 9781773632957

Black Matters

Afua Cooper

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Publisher — Fernwood Publishing
Date Published — October 12, 2020
ISBN — 9781773632957

Halifax’s Poet Laureate Afua Cooper and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book of poems and photographs focused on everyday Black experiences. The result is a jambalaya — a dialogue between image and text. Cooper translates Raussert’s photos into poetry, painting a profound image of what disembodied historical facts might look like when they are embodied in contemporary characters. This visual and textual conversation honours the multiple layers of Blackness in the African diaspora around North America and Europe. The result is a work that amplifies black beauty and offers audible resistance.