My 30‑year effort to bring Black studies to Canadian universities is still an upward battle


Since my time as a graduate student to my present appointment as professor at Dalhousie University, I have been involved with championing and developing Black studies in universities and beyond. Previously, within Canadian universities, not many scholars who work in creating knowledge about Black people called it Black studies. For many, “Black studies” was something … Continue reading My 30‑year effort to bring Black studies to Canadian universities is still an upward battle

Black Matters


December 9th, 2020  |   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM AST Join poet and 2020 Portia White Award winner, Afua Cooper in conversation with poet and author, Brandon Wint.

#DalhousieU’s Black and African Diaspora Studies


Dr. Afua Cooper, professor and coordinator for #DalhousieU‘s Black and African Diaspora Studies, provides a brief introduction to the program for prospective and incoming students. Watch Dr. Cooper’s program introduction and download the program flyer for more information…

Canada, COVID, and Police Brutality: The Experience of the Black Community


Protests are sweeping across the United States due to the public murder of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Cities have risen up in response. The federal government and US states and municipalities have responded with tremendous use of force to shut down demonstrations and silence protestors thereby, denying them their First Amendment rights. … Continue reading Canada, COVID, and Police Brutality: The Experience of the Black Community

Power of Poetry: Celebrating Halifax Poet Laureate Afua Cooper


On February 20, 2020, the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute invite you to join them in recognizing and celebrating the work of Afua Cooper through her poetry and performances by contemporary spoken word artists. Click to see the poster for more information…

Evenings @ Government House


Noted academic Dr. Afua Cooper will give a presentation based on her recent book, “15 Ships: The Exodus of the Black Loyalists from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone” Evenings @ Government House Date:  Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm Arrival Time: 6:30pm – 6:50pm Location:  Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Admission:  Free … Continue reading Evenings @ Government House