Ryerson journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), has made the short list for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award. It was announced on Tuesday that Al-Solaylee’s book, about brown-skinned perspectives around the world, made the cut in the non-fiction category for one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards. A […]
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“Let me be a guide to you as a gay man of Arab descent,” Kamal Al-Solaylee said last Wednesday night at his lecture, “Is a Gay Rights Movement Possible in the Arab World?” Al-Solaylee is an associate professor at Ryerson’s School of Journalism. He’s written for the Toronto Star and the National Post, among others, and holds a PhD in […]
Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes isn’t a book that should be placed on the top panel of your shelf where it gathers dust and grime. And Kamal Al-Solaylee, the author of the book, isn’t a man whose words should be ignored. Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at Ryerson’s School of Journalism, is an openly gay Arab from a conservative Muslim family […]
The 13th annual CBC Canada Reads competition began in early October, and host Jian Ghomeshi announced the top 40 books chosen by Canadians on Oct. 24. Public voting for the top 10 came to a close this Sunday. And in a matter of weeks five panellists will be revealed and each will choose a novel to defend. Conversation about the […]
After coming up short in similar contests on four previous occasions Kamal Al-Solaylee could be forgiven for saying he was completely surprised that he had finally won, even as he was announced as winner. “It was such a daze, I didn’t not expect to win at all,” said Al-Solaylee in a phone interview of his Toronto Book Award win. The Ryerson […]