Camosun School highlighting Black content material with analysis information throughout Black Historical past Month – Saanich Information
Camosun College makes it easy for students to immerse themselves in black content during this Black History Month.
The college has published a research guide with a diverse collection of works by black authors and creators – from historical fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, streaming media to literary classics.
Nyasha Katedza, an author who completed Camosun’s Medical Laboratory Assistant program in 2020, curated the research guide as a guest. She selected resources that influenced and influenced her own life and literary practice.
“I think it’s important for everyone to read books and watch films by black content creators in every season of the year,” Katedza said on a Camosun publication. “However, Black History Month is a month to focus on contributions and achievements from black writers, creatives, scholars and social activists.”
The college said Katedza – whose published work includes short stories, a novel, and poetry – was invited to curate the guide to Black’s creation after building a relationship with the library through an authoring event last year.
“Nyasha’s contributions have had a positive impact,” said Robbyn Lanning, Camosun librarian. “They enabled the library to profile a Camosun graduate, add to the collection inclusive and expand the diversity that is present and vital in college.”
The guide’s collection contains dozens of book titles, but Katedza has a suggestion for those looking for a must-see.
“While the entire contents of this list are miraculous and thought-provoking, Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives is the book I think is a must have for any Canadian,” she said. “There is a large part of our history and the history of our neighbors that many of us do not know.”
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