Quiz – How much do you know about Black Canadian literature?

You mostly see lists of literature by white authors, who are most likely straight as well. There are a few black writers that you should definitely have already heard of, these are historically well-known authors, such as Alexandre Dumas, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin, who was also gay. Aside from those greats, you are probably missing out on a lot of great and different written content, by sticking to reading the usual suspects. Why not trying something new? Pick up a book by a Black Canadian author, you might be pleasantly surprised. If you think you know enough about Black Canadian Literature, then, this quiz below should be a breeze for you, if not, well then, you have some reading to do my friend.

  1. Name four black Canadian authors:
  2. This author is the father of 3 famous hockey players:
  3. Esi Edugyan won the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2011) for which novel?
  4. This poet was born and raised in Markham. Her work appeared in the anthology The Great Black North: Contemporary African-Canadian Poetry.
  5. What is the title of the most recent book by André Alexis?