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The Halifax explosion : 6 December 1917, at 9:05 in the morning

Cooper, Afua (Author). Bender, Rebecca, 1980- (Added Author).

The Halifax Explosion is a poem written by Halifax's seventh poet laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper. It reveals dramatically what happened on 6 December 1917 at 9:05 when two ships carrying munitions and war supplies collided in the Halifax Harbour. The poem shows the tragic toll the resulting explosion and fire took on the residents of Halifax and the surrounding area, which stretched all the way north to Africville. Dr. Cooper commemorates the Halifax Explosion through verse and highlights the experiences of the Black Haligonians in this disaster.

Book  - 2023
J 971.6 Coo
1 copy / 0 on hold

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  • ISBN: 9781778242809 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description print
    36 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher 2023