In her prose, Afua Cooper draws from her wide knowledge of history – personal and monumental – to evoke the ancestors, vistas of her childhood, memories of family and powerful passion…
I seek wholesomeness in not only the outer world but in the inner one as well. Perhaps it is because we are so imbalanced internally why we have such external chaos. Our mind, spirit, soul, and body must be in accord. I seek harmony in all things.
With her poet’s sensibility, Afua Cooper describes the embattled life and trial of Marie-Joseph Angélique… Cooper connects Angélique’s fate with the wide world of Atlantic, American, and Canadian slavery, and with the intimate world of the household where Angélique worked. An enthralling and important tale.”
— Natalie Zemon Davis. author of The Return of Martin Guerre and Slaves on Screen
The Young Phillis Wheatley ( Toronto: KidsCan Press, 2009).
The Young Henry Bibb (Toronto: KidsCan Press, 2009).
” The most important piece of Canadian history written in decades, Afua Cooper’s The Hanging of Angélique shakes the earth beneath the Canadian nation story. Thorough, original, and masterful, this book is a stunning reclamation of one woman’s life, but it is also a reclamation of Africans in early North American history. Trenchant and engagingly written, this book is brilliant.”
— Dionne Brand, Award-winning poet and novelist. Author of What We All Long For and A Map to the Door of No Return
Cooper is to be congratulated for long, careful and thoroughly engaged research and passionate, engaging writing.
–Michel Basilieres, Author of Black Bird
Read Review -“Afua Cooper a fitting Copper Woman – July 21, 2006…”
Read Review – The Chronicle Herald – August 13, 2006
Read Review – JamaicaStar.com, “Double launch for Afua Cooper” – August 29, 2006