Afua Cooper is an established writer of non-fiction, history, and poetry. She holds a PhD in African-Canadian history with specialties in slavery and abolition, and spent fifteen years researching the intriguing history of Marie-Joseph Angélique. Afua is the co-author of We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up: Essays in African-Canadian Women's History, which won the prestigious Joseph Brant Award for history. One of Canada's most versatile poets, she has published four volumes of poetry, including the acclaimed Memories Have Tongue. Afua teaches history at the University of Toronto.

Festivals: 2006 (fall)

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