A Love Letter to Africville

A book by Amanda Carvery-Taylor.

Amanda Carvery-Taylor

A Love Letter to Africville is a dazzling compilation of personal stories and photos from former residents of Africville. Much has been written about the struggles of the Africville community, who have been hurt, discriminated against and dispossessed for so long — but Africville is so much more than just the pain. This book recasts the historical narrative to help former residents heal by emphasizing the beautiful and positive aspects of Africville. Amanda Carvery-Taylor organizes captivating stories and stunning photography that express the love and importance of Africville. This book is a warm hug from one of Canada's most important storied communities. (From Fernwood Publishing)

Amanda Carvery-Taylor is a writer and photographer from Halifax. Her father grew up in Africville. A Love Letter to Africville is her first book.

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Remembering Africville


10 years ago
Writer George Elliott Clarke discusses the resurrection of the Africville church that was knocked down in the 1960s when the entire community was razed. Still photos are courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives 6:45

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