EventsThe Power of Poetry: Celebrating Halifax Poet Laureate Afua Cooper

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The Power of Poetry: Celebrating Halifax Poet Laureate Afua Cooper

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Halifax City Hall - Halifax Hall


Discover the powerful poetry of Dr. Afua Cooper, Halifax's current Poet Laureate. 

A poet and spoken word artist for over 30 years, Dr. Cooper has performed all over the world. Her book, The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal, was selected by CBC in 2017 as one of the most important books published in Canada and shortlisted for the Governor General Award. 

Presenting Dr. Cooper's work, and reading from their own work as well, is a group of contemporary African Nova Scotian writers, including: 

  • Habiba Cooper Diallo
  • Martha Mutale
  • Andre Fenton
  • Evelyn White
  • David Wood

The Power of Poetry is a trilogy of events celebrating the lives and work of outstanding African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaw poets. 

TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries 

In partnership with Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and The Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute

African Heritage Month
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