Afua CooperPoet, novelist, and historian Afua Cooper will deliver a free public lecture Monday in the SoCA Armouries.

Poet and scholar to speak to Black experience

The poet laureate of Halifax will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Fugitive Verses: Slavery, the Middle Passage and Black People’s Quest for Freedom,” at 7 p.m. Monday, October 1, in the SoCA Armouries.

Afua Cooper is the author of five books of poetry and two historical novels, and currently holds the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University.

This event is presented by the Humanities Research Group and co-sponsored by the City of Windsor and the Essex County Black Historical Research Society. The Armouries Building is located at 37 University Avenue East.