Thank you to everyone who participated in the launch of It Was Dark There All the Time: Sophia Burthen and the Legacy of Slavery in Canada. Done in partnership with the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, the event was hosted by Talibah Howard, Youth Program Manager at the Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association, and included readings by the author, Andrew Hunter, and featured guests Reighen Grineage and Chantal Gibson. The event ended with insightful questions from the audience, such as “How do you connect the threads between the abolition of slavery to the broader goal of abolition, which is to eliminate all carceral institutions?” or “Why do you focus on aspects of nature in Sophia’s story?” and “Is Joseph Brant as a slave owner a taboo subject?”
For those who were unable to join us live, or who want to hear Andrew and Talibah dive into the questions above and more, we’d like to share a recording of the event. Enjoy!
Looking for more?
It Was Dark There All the Time is available online at gooselane.com or at your local bookstore.
To read more from Andrew, check out his blog post With this ring….
To listen to an interview between Andrew and Reighen, click here.