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Oct
20
Tuesday
Oct
20
Tue
Library :: Misc
Author Reading & Presentation with Gloria Ann Wesley
6:45 PM
Online
Description:
Author Reading & Presentation with Gloria Ann Wesley "If this if Freedom" and "Righting Canada's Wrongs: Africville", online or by phone

Join us online via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83184118093?pwd=NitzRFM5eHFlQ3I5dkh2ZCtSUlpqZz09
Meeting ID: 831 8411 8093
Passcode: 839469 or by phone, please dial, 1(800) 974-5902, and then enter the Conference ID, 6217271

If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War. In the black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially hard for the former slaves. They face the difficulties of a hardscrabble existence and continued discrimination from their white counterparts. Like many desperate Birchtowners, Sarah Redmond has signed an indenture agreement, a work contract meant to protect her rights and ensure a living wage. Sarah’s employers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her family are all but shattered when Sarah takes a wrong step – one she will come to regret as it sets off a chain of unusual events that put her under further pressure. With her faith in the settlement running dry and the Birchtowners abandoning the settlement, Sarah is perplexed and soon faces the taxing option of whether to hold on to the only real life she has ever known or let go. At once a stand-alone story and a companion to Gloria Ann Wesley’s previous novel, Chasing Freedom, this story about moral courage and the enduring strength of dreams shares history with us in a way that is both honest and emotional. (Fernwood Publishing)
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Online
Address: n/a n/a, NS
Phone: N/A

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