Afua Cooper is the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University. She is a founder of dub poetry in Canada, having published four books and recorded two CDs of her poetry. Her book The Hanging of Angelique, which chronicles the story of a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montreal in April 1734, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.