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PERKYNS, Dorothy. Last Days in Africville. (Vancouver) : A Sandcastle Book, an imprint of Beach Holme Publishing, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-110,(2). 8vo (136 x 209 mm), art-illustrated glossy blue card covers, with white lettering to spine. With a small b&w photo of Perkyns on the rear cover.
Cover art by Ljuba Levstek.
Dorothy Perkyns, née ? (b. England) came to Canada in 1969 and was living in Blandford at the time of publication.
A novel, arranged in 12 chapters, for young adults about a girl's experiences in the Halifax community of Africville in the 1960s.
"In the mid-1960s, on the shores of Bedford Basin in Halifax, twelve-year-old Selina Palmer is growing up in the community of Africville. Although they don't have the same amenities as the rest of the city, the brightly coloured houses scattered beside the sea are home to a tightly knit group of African Canadians who have been anchored by the little white church for over a hundred years. Selina lives there happily with her parents and grandmother.
Struggling with what it means to be the only black student in her grade six class, Selina takes comfort in the fact that every day she goes home to a loving and vibrant neighbourhood, where friends and family accept her as she is. But ugly rumours are starting to surface about the fate of Africville. When city authorities appear and families begin to move from the area, these fears become real. Just as Selina is coming to understand her place in the world, will the only home she knows be taken away?"
Very good. Signed, without inscription, by Perkyns on the title page. 25.00
Title: Last Days in Africville. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher: Sandcastle, Beach Holme Publishing, Vancouver, 2003, ISBN:0888784465: 2003
ISBN Number: 0888784465
ISBN Number 13: 9780888784469
Item: 1.00 Item
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