Where They Stood: The Evolution of the Black Anglo Community in Montreal (Paperback)
Where They Stood examines the Black history of Montreal to tell the stories of those who made a thriving community possible.
A collaborative work by young Black writers and the Black Community Resource Centre, Where They Stood examines history beyond racism and slavery to reveal the inspiring story of Montreal's English-speaking Black community. In this collection, nine writers explore the rich histories of the immigrants, labourers and activists who built the cultural, social and political community that exists to this day. By highlighting Black achievement and perseverance, these essays reimagine what possibilities may lie ahead. Where They Stood is a story of positivity, triumph, and joy.
Literary Nonfiction. Essay. African & African American Studies.
About the Author
Born in Izmir, Turkey in 1998, Melis Aysegul Karayusuf was in love with books, arts, sculpture and music as a child and later trained in traditional drawing and sculpture. A decision to study CGI ended up kick-starting a new life in Canada. Believing in spreading awareness about economic inequality, Melis enjoys learning new languages and dancing at every opportunity.