These books were chosen because they reflect the Afro-Canadian and Black American experience from an intersectional perspective. On this reading list you will find works of Black excellence in the face of hardship. This literature includes Queer, nonbinary, mixed Black, poz, immigrant, single mothers, and survivor perspectives. The issues faced in these works are not exclusive to Canada or the U.S., but anywhere Black people reside.
Chris L. Butler is the Co-Deputy Editor at Afros in Tha City. He writes poetry and nonfiction for a variety of literary magazines and media outlets including but not limited to Culture Days Canada, CV2, and APIARY Mag. In 2020, he immigrated to Canada from the United States. Chris is a graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown (B.S.), and Xavier University (A.A.). He is of African American and Dutch descent. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times.