This book was born out of Abena’s curiosity about her late grandmother’s humble yet textured life as a wife, homemaker, and respected community member. After a missed opportunity to gather her grandmother’s personal reflections, Abena extended her reach to elders, peers, and other relatives to collect their experiences.
Originally published in 1996, this new edition brings the story up to date and looks at the changes in politics, economy, and global climate that will challenge Nova Scotians in the years ahead.
Trying to understand her strange desire to become a nun, Cecelia befriends the aging Sister Madonna at the convent in Mabou. Cecelia is looking for hope in an increasingly fragile world but Madonna’s past, if she can face it, may challenge all of them.
In 1971, Harry Bruce settled in Halifax—and he moved away. Several times, in fact. Yet he kept returning to Halifax and each time he found it had changed for the better, becoming a little more like the lively, welcoming, cosmopolitan town he hoped it would be.
Now is an opportunity for millions of people to make a more informed decision on whether they should continue working from home or return to their pre-COVID workplaces.
In sharp, insightful prose, "Boy With a Problem" taps into the heart of our deeply human fear of failing to truly connect with others. The fissures that erupt between us, how quickly they widen from cracks to chasms—this is the thread running through these wise, raw, and tender stories.
This updated edition includes an introduction from Eddie himself reflecting on 50 years of fighting racism and his vision for a Canada that embraces all its peoples.
100% of the royalties go to Eddie Carvery and his Africville protest.
This is a story about the importance of starting and the acceptance of an imperfect plan. It is a tale of the triumph of conviction: if you believe that you'll figure it out when you get there, it's amazing how far you can go.
Author Steven Laffoley set off in search of the city that existed before this "urban renewal."
Readers return to Cooper's poems to be reminded of the quiet power of nature and how it can shape our lives and provide sustenance, vision, and even salvation when necessary. Here are poems to be read slowly and cherished.