Invisible Shadows By Verna Thomas


Invisible Shadows is Verna Thomas’ account of coming to consciousness about race in the wake of changes in education, civil rights, and black self-awareness that swept across the continent in the second half of the twentieth century and against the wider backdrop of slavery. Part autobiography, part history, part race theory, the work’s hybrid form reflects the range of influences brought to bear on it-intersecting histories, cultures, and communities, framed by the events of one woman’s life. The power of Invisible Shadows lies in the sincerity -and the good humour with which Thomas approaches the difficult task of truth-telling.



Nova Scotia