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Interview Monday: Grassroots Level and Governor Award

interview monday: We have the old established communities, and we have the new communities, according to CTV. I really want to be an ambassador and work at the grassroots level to bring these voices to the fore. There are so many voices here from all over the world and each community is brimming with stories, is brimming with spoken word, is brimming with poetry, Afua Cooper said in an interview Monday. Cooper has published five books of poetry and is also a writer of young adult fiction and history. Her book The Hanging of Angelique The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal was a national best-seller, and was short listed for the Governor General's Award. She is the co-creator of Black Halifax, an interdisciplinary presentation that uses poetry and spoken word to tell Halifax's 300 year-old African Nova Scotian history. ( As reported in the news.