Books That Spur: Kamal al-Solaylee on ‘Brown’

  • November 13, 2016
  • 10:00 am
  • Shelf Life Books

By the author of the Canada Reads finalist and bestselling Intolerable comes a Governor General’s Award-nominated book about the meaning of being brown.

Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking issues of race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. In this new book by Kamal al-Solaylee, whose bestselling Intolerable was a finalist for Canada Reads and the Hilary West Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and won the Toronto Book Award, fills the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown skinned person in the world now. Brown is packed with storytelling and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in 10 countries from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Britain, Trinidad & Tobago, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar, the United States and Canada.

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  • November 13, 2016
  • 10:00 am
  • Shelf Life Books, 1302 4th Street SW Calgary AB T2R 0X8

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