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Sask. African Canadian Heritage Museum to Publish French Edition of Children’s Book


Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum works to educate audiences about African-Canadian history in Saskatchewan that dates back over a century.


Many are unaware of the impact that African-Canadians have had within our province in the last hundred years, and SACHM’s most recent project aims to bring some of this knowledge to francophone students.


TI-SHADD : L’UJIMA AU QUOTIDIEN is a fictionalized account of a real-life medical intervention taken by Dr. Alfred Shadd of Melfort, documented by the diary of Reginald Beatty. Dr. Shadd moved to Melfort and performed a small life-saving surgery on the children of a Cree man named Nīkānisiw, who had tragically lost three children in early infancy due to medical conditions before Dr. Shadd moved to the area.


Co-authors Miriam Körner and Alix Lwanga were commissioned to research and create the content for the English edition of the book, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Press in 2015. The hard cover edition of the book has since sold out, with similarly impressive sales in soft cover.

Purchase the soft cover English edition of Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujima

Following the success of the English edition, SACHM has determined a demand for a French edition from the African-Canadian francophone community, as well as French-speaking African newcomers to Canada.


With help from the Creative Saskatchewan Book Publishing Production Grant, SACHM plans to have this project completed by July 2020.


Click here for more information about Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum.

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