Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative Of Black Heritage On Salt Spring Island
Evelyn C. White, Photographs By Joanne Bealy
Dancing Crow Press
Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative of Black Heritage on Salt Spring Island is not a history book about that group. Though the book initially covers the migration, it mostly describes and illustrates Salt Spring Island, the key people who have lived there and have helped create the community it is today.
Though Evelyn C. White’s prose is awkward at times, the book displays beautiful pictures – mostly portraits – by Montreal-born photographer Joanne Bealy. Reading Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone is like going through a neighbour’s family tree: interest wanes quickly, particularly when the origin of street names is explained. mRb
I am a African American script writer who would love to have a conversation and possible interview with Ms. White or Ms. Bealy. I am working a seminole work that links Mifflin Wistar Gibbs and others to Frederick Douglass and a host of others during their lifetime of correspondence between Blacks in Canada and the U.S.