In honour of Black History Month, the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is exploring works that break down barriers to Black liberation and could inspire meaningful discourse on a post-secondary syllabus. Authors Eternity Martis and Clelia O. Rodríguez have offered up the books they'd put on their dream syllabuses, which include authors of marginalized identities, as well as other timely and timeless conversations. Find their reading lists below, paired with the personal thoughts behind their choices.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, you can watch Eternity Martis discuss her upcoming book, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus, and Growing Up, with fellow author rosalind hampton (Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University) when TIFA Presents Black Lives On Campus: A Roundtable Discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Clelia O. Rodríguez and hosted by Téa Mutonji.