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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

George Elliott Clarke

George Elliott Clarke is the author of Portia White: A Portrait in Words and other books, and is a former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. “Walcott” comes from the larger sequence “Nine Scribes’ Lives.”

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Make-believe residents of a displaced community January | February 2020
Almost from the beginning of its destruction, commencing in 1964, the 150-year-old African–Nova Scotian (Africadian) community of Africville became the go-to site for must-read journalistic interviews, editorial commentary, and sociological study. It became the de rigueur way for Canadians to discuss the ongoing civil rights movement in the United States while deploring an “obvious” example of segregation in a “backward”…