Shades of Brown: Colour lines and social, political and economic realities
A public lecture by Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee
From Brexit to cheap labour, from Islamophobia to colourism, and from global migration to the rise in ethno-nationalism, in this talk Professor Kamal Al-Solaylee explores what it means to be brown-skinned in a world where colour lines determine political, economic and social status.
Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Reads, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction. His latest book, Brown, was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction, the Trillium Book Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. He is an associate professor of journalism at Ryerson University and is the 2018 Jury Chair for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.