Paul MacKay of King’s Co-op Bookstore’s Top 5 Picks from Our #GiftAtlantic Collection
Describing an experience of domestic homicide in her community and providing a deeply personal analysis of some of the most recent cases of homicide in Canada, Whynacht inhabits the complexity of seeking abolitionist justice. Insurgent Love traces the major risk factors for domestic homicide within the structures of racial capitalism and suggests transformative, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, feminist approaches for safety, prevention and justice.
A Love Letter to Africville
Compiles personal stories and photos from former residents of Africville. Much has been written about the struggles of the Africville community, who have been hurt and discriminated against for so long — but Africville is so much more than the pain. This book corrects the historical narrative and helps former residents heal by emphasizing the beautiful and positive aspects of Africville.
Documents each month of the first year of the pandemic and examines the issues that emerged, from racialized workers to residential care to policing. Demonstrates how politicians and uncritical media shaped the popular understanding of these issues and helped to justify the maintenance of a status quo that created the worst ravages of the crisis.
Peace by Chocolate
Goose Lane Editions
The extraordinary story of the Hadhad family — Isam, his wife Shahnaz, and their sons and daughters — and the founding of the chocolatier, Peace by Chocolate. From the devastation of the Syrian civil war, through their life as refugees in Lebanon, to their arrival in a small town in Atlantic Canada, Peace by Chocolate is the story of one family. It is also the story of the people of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and so many towns across Canada, who welcomed strangers and helped them face the challenges of settling in an unfamiliar land.
A Matter of Equality
A diplomat to his core, Donald Oliver has dedicated his life to rooting out the systemic racism that has stalled the growth of Canada’s Black citizens – his work a testament to the truth that Black Lives Matter. Now, through dozens of black and white and colour images, and thorough intimate, personal reflections, A Matter of Equality: The Exemplary Life of Senator Don Oliver examines the legacy of the first man, and the second Canadian, to bring the Black experience directly to the upper house.
With appreciation for King’s Co-op Bookstore, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2A1; 902-422-1271; firstname.lastname@example.org, kingsbookstore.ca.