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Books & Chapbooks

  • Breakin chains. Toronto: Weelahs, 1983.
  • Red Caterpillar On College Street. Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1989
  • Memories Have Tongue: Poetry. Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1994
  • Utterances and Incantations: 12 Female Dub Poets From the Black Diaspora. Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1999
  • Copper woman and other poems. Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, 2006
  • The hanging of Angelique : the untold story of Canadian slavery and the burning of old Montréal. Toronto : HarperCollins, 2006 [novel]

Articles and Books

  • "How I Found My voice," in Selwyn Cudjoe, ed. Caribbean Women Writers University of Massachusetts Press, 1991
  • Co-author We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women's History University of Toronto Press, 1994
  • "The Search for Mary Bibb, Black woman Teacher in Nineteenth-Century Canada West," Ontario History 83 March 1991 39-54. Reprinted in "We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible," A Reader in Black Women's History, ed. Darlene Clark Hine, Carlson Publishing, 1995 171-185
  • "'Out of a Cardboard Box beside Our Bed like a Baby': The Founders of Sister Vision Press in Elspeth Cameron & Janice Dickin, eds." Great Dames University of Toronto Press, 1997 291-306
  • "Portrait of Julia Turner as a Teacher: Ontario's Black Community and Education, 1845-1900," in Ed Montigny, ed. Papers in Post-Confederation Ontario History Forthcoming


  • Dearth of a nation.(poet Afua Cooper)(Interview). Sheila Nopper. Herizons 17.1 (Summer 2003): p22(5).
  • Interview by Kwame Dawes, in Caribbean Poets and Caribbean Aesthetics Goose Lanes Publishers, 1999
  • "If You're True to Your Voice," interview by Makeda Silvera in the Other Woman: Women of Colour in Contemporary Canadian Literature SisterVision Press, 1994.


  • Black Teachers in Canada West, 1850-1870: A History. Master's thesis, University of Toronto, 1991, microfilmed by the Federal Government.
  • Doing battle in freedom's cause: Henry Bibb, abolitionism, race uplife, and Black Manhood, 1842-1854. Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto, 2000.


  • WomanTalk: Women Dub Poets Heartbeat Record, 1984
  • Sunshine, Maya Music, 1989
  • Poetry Is Not a Luxury, Maya Music 1990
  • Worlds of Fire (in Motion), Toronto: Soundmind Production, 2002
  • Love and Revolution, Soundmind, 2009

Afua Cooper's works copyright © to the author.

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