Big Town: A Novel of Africville

Told through the eyes of children in 1963, Big Town explores a the life of a black community struggling with poverty and illiteracy. “Africville” was considered to be a modern-day ghetto. But it was a home to almost 400 people for over 150 years. To this day, its demise haunts Canada as a notorious cases of government sanctioned racial discrimination. This is its story, told from the inside. More

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Words: 50,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466056978
About Stephens Gerard Malone

STEPHENS GERARD MALONE currently lives and writes on Canada’s east coast. In 1994, he published his first novel Endless Bay (Mercury Press) under the pseudonym, Laura Fairburn. His second novel, Miss Elva (Random House, Canada) followed in 2005 and was short-listed for the Dartmouth Book Award. Malone’s third novel I Still Have A Suitcase In Berlin (Random House, Canada) took eight years to write and was released in May 2008 to critical praise.

Malone’s next book Big Town, a novel of Africville (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press, 2011) is available in stores and on-line now.

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