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TSAR's February Sale

TSAR Publications has a special offer for Black History Month. Save 10% on all African and Caribbean titles purchased directly from TSAR Publications by February 28. Free shipping and no taxes! You can order dirctly from

Selected Titles

Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists edited by H Nigel Thomas

African Canadian novelists and poets discuss the complexities of the writing experience.

"Indispensable . . . Overall there is a sense in which the writers interviewed in this collection know they are contributing to an absolutely necessary project guaranteed to aid future writers and readers, with its discussions of the political and literary contexts, as well as formal and aesthetic aspects, of current Black Canadian writing." The University of Toronto Quarterly

Featuring interviews with, Ayanna Black, Austin Clarke, George Elliott Clarke, Wayde Compton, Afua Cooper, Bernadette Dyer, Cecil Foster, Claire Harris, Lawrence Hill, Suzette Mayr, Pamela Mordecai, M NourbeSe Philip, Althea Prince, Robert Sandiford

INTERVIEWS ISBN 978-1-894770-34-7; Price: $24.95 $22.46; 256 pp; paperback


Caribbean Blues and Love's Genealogy
Dannabang Kuwabong

In this new collection of poetry, Kuwabong shows a maturity of voice and a larger poetic vision to celebrate love — love for the people of the Caribbean and love between lovers. The poems perform a retrospective search for the roots that his African ancestors planted in the new world without romanticizing their struggles, defeats, and victories. Thus they recreate the continental African as a seeker of a poetic understanding of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean.

POETRY ISBN 978-1-894770-50-7; Price: $16.95 $15.26; 80 pp; paperback


The Writing Circle
Rozena Maart

A group of women in South Africa must cope with the sexual assault of a close friend.

The Writing Circle takes the reader on an intimate journey into modern South African culture.

"Maart challenges our deepest preconceptions about everything South African." Herizons.

  • Each chapter is told in the voice of one of the women, creating a unique and engaging narrative voice
  • Gives an intimate and current insight into the culture, politics, and issues in South Africa
  • Critically acclaimed fiction by one of Canada's top South African authors

FICTION ISBN 978-1-894770-37-8; Price: $20.95 $18.86; 208 pp; paperback


Dancing in the Dust
Kagiso Molope

In 1980s South Africa, Tihelo, a thirteen-year-old girl, lives with her older sister Keitumetse and their mother Kgomotso. Kgomotso works as a maid for a white household in the city and has to depend on the neighbours to keep an eye on the girls; one day she does not come home.

  • Dancing in the Dust has been translated into three South African languages.
  • Used as a school text throughout South Africa.

“. . . cinematic in clarity . . . Molope makes her reader see and understand
. . . feel the enormity of apartheid’s atrocity." The Globe and Mail

FICTION ISBN 978-1-894770-01-9; Price: $18.95 $17.06; 200 pp; paperback


The Legend of the Rockhills and Other Stories
Funso Aiyejina

In these bitingly satirical stories, Aiyejina portrays the vicissitudes of life under a military dictatorship in the fictitious Nigerian district of Akoda. Whether describing the travails of villagers, the worries of Chiefs, the cravenness of professors, or the greed of officials, what emerge vividly and memorably in this exciting collection are the humour and courage of ordinary people.

  • Winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Africa region

“. . . a unique voice modulated by both the Old World and New World experience.” earl lovelace

FICTION ISBN 978-0-920661-78-9; Price: $15.95 $14.36; 160 pp; paperback


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