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Shades of Brown

A Talk Given by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Room 1.210

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.

About Kamal Al-Solayle

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.

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A Multi-Media Experience That is Part of Shades of Brown

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: John Molson School of Business (JMSB), Room 1.210

WARCHESTRA is a multimedia series about war and culture, of visual and sonic components. This project was initiated as a painting series combatting the stereotypical image of Arabs in the Western Media as gun-toting and violent, functioning as a form of censorship and also as an act of resisting stereotypes.

By replacing weapons of war with musical instruments, the WARCHESTRA experience aims to reimagine the mediasaturated spaces of the Middle East, and Iraq in particular, through collage and sound.

About Sundus Abdul Hadi

 is an Iraqi-Canadian multi-media artist. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, books and sound.

About Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman

Yasmin 'Narcy' Alsalman formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician, actor, professor and multi-media artist based out of Montreal, Canada. Being a pioneer of the Arab Hip-Hop movement through his Iraqi trio, Euphrates, Yassin was a seminal member of a growing voice in the public sphere.