Sharon Robart-Johnson was born in the South End of Yarmouth; she is a thirteenth-generation Nova Scotian. Her roots reach back to the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, to the arrival of the Black Loyalists in Shelburne in 1783, and to an enslaved person brought to Digby County in 1798. In 2009 she published her first book, Africa’s Children: A History of Blacks in Yarmouth. Her years of archival experience and passion for researching Black history have most recently culminated in historical fiction, a way to honour those omitted from colonial archives.
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