Monday, September 10, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
Kamal knew that education was his ticket out. He moved first to England and later Canada, where he became a journalist and academic. As time passed, Kamal's life bore less and less resemblance to his family's: while Kamal was experiencing cultural and personal freedom in the West, his family were shifting to a life defined by hardline interpretations of Islam.
Kamal Al-Solaylee tells the story of his life and his changing relationship with his family in his book Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes. Shelagh's conversation with Kamal was too long to fit within an episode of The Next Chapter, but too fascinating to keep to ourselves, so we offer the extended version to you here.