the hermit of africville is a finalist for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
gus wedderburn, the human rights activist brought in by halifax in the 1960s to offer his opinion of africville, was horrified to find his brothers and sisters living by the dump and in poor conditions. at the 1989 meeting to discuss africville captured in the nfb doc Remember Africville, he famously repeats the refrain, 'I did not see the flowers."
eddie carvery is the last flower blooming in africville. let's hope well-meaning people see him this time.
it's a good year for pottersfield: in addition to the hermit,
is up for the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Prize for Non-fiction.
Raising Orion (Thistledown Press).
you can read the cbc article here or the library blog here.