Afua Cooper

AFUA COOPER holds a Ph.D. in African Canadian history, with specialties in slavery and abolition. She is the co-author of ' We' re Rooted Here and They Can' t Pull Us Up' Essays in African Canadian Women' s History, which won the prestigious Joseph Brant Award for History. She is also one of Canada' s most versatile poets and has published five volumes of poetry, including the acclaimed Copper Woman. Dr. Cooper has taught history at the University of Toronto.