0407_city_montreal3This #BlackLivesMTL syllabus was inspired by the Black Writing Matters essay I wrote for the Montreal Review of Books, and by all the bad-ass Black mamas, activists and writers that we have in this place.

Special thanks to Sara Spike, Oliver Fugler, Desirée Rochat, and the staff at les Éditions du CIDIHCA!

Non-fiction

Georges Anglad, Emerson Gouyon, Serge Larose, Kari Levitt, and Victor Piché. “Table ronde sur la recherche caraïbéenne au Anthropologie et Sociétés 8, no. 2 (1984): 189–200.

David Austin. Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montréal. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2013.

Clarence Bayne. “Le Black Theatre Workshop de Montréal: un nouveau bilan.” L’Annuaire théâtral: revue québécoise d’études théâtrales no. 29 (2001): 141–155.

Frantz Benjamin, ed. Le St-Michel Des Haïtiens. Montreal: Les Éditions du CIDIHCA, 2012.

Robert Berrouët-Oriot and Robert Fournier. “L’émergence des écritures migrantes et métisses au Québec.” Québec Studies 14, no. 1 (1992): 7–22.

Jan Carew. “Malcolm X’s Mother in Montreal: A Pioneering Educator.” Re/visioning: Canadian Perspectives on the Education of Africans in the Late Twentieth Century, edited by Vincent D’Oyley and Carl James, 18-24. Toronto: Captus, 1998.

Collectif des Femmes Haïtiennes. Femmes haïtiennes. Montreal: Maison d’Haïti: Carrefour International, 1980.

Afua Cooper. The Hanging of Angélique. Toronto: Harper Collins, 2006.

Nydia Dauphin. “Why The Hell Are Quebec Comedians Wearing Blackface?” Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/nydia-dauphin/blackface-in-quebec_b_3276801.html

Paul Dejean. Les Haïtiens au Québec. Québec: Les Presses de l’Université de Québec, 1978.

Lorena Gale. “Writing ‘Angélique.’” Canadian Theatre Review. 83 (1995): 20-23. 

Dennis Forsythe, ed. Let the Niggers Burn: The Sir George Williams University Affair and Its Caribbean Aftermath. Montreal: Our Generation Press, 1971.

Roshan A. Jahangeer. “The Charter of Quebec Values, Intersectionality, and Being a Black Feminist in Montreal: An Interview with Délice Igicari Mugabo.” Upping the Anti 16 (2014).

Les Éditions du CIDIHCA. D’Haïti au Québec, Quelques parcours des femmes. Montreal: Les Éditions du CIDIHCA, 2016.

Paul C. Hebert. “A Microcosm of the General Struggle: Black Thought and Activism in Montreal, 1960-1969.” PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 2015.

Paul C. Hebert. “‘Stronger in death than alive’: Reactions to the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba in Montreal.” Black Perspectives. http://www.aaihs.org/reactions-to-the-assassination-of-patrice-lumumba/

Lyonel Icart. “Haïti-en-Québec: notes pour une histoire.” Ethnologies 28, no. 1 (2006): 45–79.

C. L. R. James. You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C. L. R. James. San Francisco: AK Press, 2009.

Micheline Labelle and Marthe Therrien. “Le mouvement associatif haïtien au Québec et le discours des leaders.” Nouvelles pratiques sociales 5, no. 2 (1992): 65–83.

Kari Levitt and Alister McIntyre. Canada–West Indies Economic Relations. Sponsored by the Canadian Trade Committee, Private Planning Association of Canada and by the Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, 1967.

Frank Manning. “Carnival and the West Indian Diaspora.” The Round Table 72, no. 286 (1983): 186–196.

Sean Mills. The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

Sean Mills. “Quebec, Haiti, and the Deportation Crisis of 1974.” Canadian Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2013): 405–435.

Sean Mills. A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Mugabo, Délice Igicari. “Geographies and Futurities of Being: Radical Black Activism in a Context of Anti-Black Islamophobia in 1990s Montreal.” Masters thesis, Concordia University, 2016.

Délice Mugabo. “On Rocks and Hard Places: A Reflection on Antiblackness in Organizing Against Islamophobia.” Critical Ethnic Studies 2, No. 2 (2016): 159-183.

National Film Board of Canada. Jump up: Caribbean Carnival in Canada, 1985.

Camille A. Nelson and Charmaine A. Nelson, eds. Racism Eh?: A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada. Concord, ON: Captus Press, 2004.

Charmaine A. Nelson. The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Charmaine A. Nelson. Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Charmaine A. Nelson. ed. Ebony Roots, Northern Soil: Perspectives on Blackness in Canada. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

Charmaine A. Nelson. Legacies Denied: Unearthing the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery (exhibition catalogue). Montreal: McGill Rare Books Library, 2013.

Charmaine A. Nelson. Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2016.

Charmaine A. Nelson. “Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots.” Huffington Post, Feb 20, 2017, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/charmaine-nelson/modern-racismcanada_b_14821958.html

Tokunbo Ojo. “Ethnic Print Media in the Multicultural Nation of Canada: A Case Study of the Black Newspaper in Montreal.” Journalism 7, no. 3 (2006): 343–361.

Anthony Phelps. Mémoire en colin-maillard. Montréal, QC: Les Éditions du CIDIHCA, 2001.

Samuel Pierre, ed. Ces Québecois venus d’Haïti: Contribution de la communauté haïtiene à l’édification du Québec moderne. Montreal: Presse Internationales Polytéchnique, 2007.

Marlène Rateau and Pawol Fanm. “Des femmes haïtiennes de Montréal au micro de Radio Centre-ville.” Interrelations femmes-médias dans l’Amérique française, edited by Josette Brun. Québec: Presses universitaires de Laval, 2009.

Désirée Rochat. Caribbean Life in Québec: A Pictorial History of the 60s, 70s and 80sMontreal: Les Éditions du CIDIHCA, 2014.

Grace L. Sanders “‘La voix des femmes’: Haitian Women’s Rights, National Politics and Black Activism in Port-au-Prince and Montreal, 1934–1986.” PhD dissertation, University of the West Indies, 2013.

Winfried Siemerling. The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2015.

Shirley Small and Esmeralda Thornhill. “HARAMBEC! Québec Black Women Pulling Together.” Journal of Black Studies 38, no. 3 (2008): 427-442.

Esmeralda Thornhill. Final report on the aspirations and expectations of the Quebec Black Community Work Group on Education report. Montreal, QC: Conseil supérieur de l’Éducation, du Ministère de l’Éducation, 1978.

P. Kiven Tunteng. “Racism and the Montreal Computer Incident of 1969.” Race and Class 14, no. 3 (1973): 229–240.

Frantz Voltaire. Une Brève Histoire Des Communautés Noires Du Canada. Montreal: Les Éditions du CIDIHCA, 2007.

Frantz Voltaire and Stanley Péan. Contribution des artistes haïtiens dans le secteur culturel canadien, 2010. http://www.collectif2004images.org

L. Warner. A Profile of the English-speaking Black Community in Quebec. Montreal: Comité pour l’implantation du plan d’action à l’intention des communautés culturelles, 1983.

Dorothy W. Williams. ABCs of Canadian Black History http://dorothywilliams.ca/my-work/abc-project/

Dorothy W. Williams. Blacks in Montreal, 1628-1986: An Urban Demography. Montreal: Éditions Yvon Blais, 1989.

Dorothy W. Williams. “The Jackie Robinson Myth: Social Mobility and Race in Montreal. 1920–1960.” Masters thesis, Concordia University, 1999.

Dorothy W. Williams. The Road to Now: A History of Blacks in Montreal. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1997.

Dorothy W. Williams. “Sankofa: Recovering Montreal’s Heterogeneous Black Print Serials.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2006.

Zarov, Stéphane. “Les 25 ans du Black Theatre Workshop de Montréal.” L’Annuaire théatral revue québécoise d’études théatrales, 19–20 (1996): 203–206.

Fiction, poetry, and creative writing (mainly works in English):

Marie Célie Agnant. Vingt petits pas vers Maria. Québec: Hurtubise, 2001.

Neil Bissoondath. The Worlds Within Her. Toronto: Cormorant, 1999.

D. Mathieu Cassendo. La petite suceuse. Montreal: BerBer1313, 2016.

Whitney French. From the Root zine http://www.whitneyfrenchwrites.com/zines/

Lorena Gale. Angélique. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2000.

Kaie Kellough. Maple Leaf Rag. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring, 2010.

Kaie Kellough. Accordéon. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring, 2016.

Dany Laferrière. Twenty books including How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (1987), An Aroma of Coffee (1993), and Tout ce qu’on ne te dira pas, Mongo (2015).

Robert Sandiford. Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle. Montreal: DC Books, 2003.

Mairuth Sarsfield. No Crystal Stair. Norval, ON: Moulin Publishing, 1997.

Somali Semantics zine: http://somalisemantics.tumblr.com/

H. Nigel Thomas. Seven books including most recently No Safeguards. Toronto: Guernica, 2015.

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