Photo Credit:
Photo credit
Gina Ayanna, photographer
Eleanor Sam
BIO
Biography

Eleanor Sam is a Toronto based novelist, born on a sugar plantation in Guyana, South America, with West and Central African ancestry. Her two novels are The Wisdom of Rain, 2nd edition, 2022 and Manor on the Viridian Sea, 2023. Eleanor has a B.A. from York University and an M.H.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and has given invited readings at public libraries, bookstores and private book clubs. Her love for the arts was evident as a child, as she wrote and performed plays in her neighbourhood. As a teenager she contributed to the Poetry Corner of the Weekend Post and Sunday Argosy newspapers in her native Guyana. Eleanor has worked in the areas of health, youth safety, equity and social justice within both governmental and non-governmental agencies. She's keenly interested in her cultural and historical heritage, and her stories reflect and express this legacy. Young women's empowerment and improving Black women's health are also her passions.

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
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GENRE
Fiction
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
Up to 25
Presentation Genre
Fiction
School presentation details
Audience Size
Up to 25
Presentation Length
25 minutes
Presentation Description
Presentation description

1. A snapshot of the beginnings of Demerara: a former Dutch colony conquered by the English, that left its mark on sugar. 

 

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EQUITY INITIATIVE
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Members who identify as:
Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized
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