Books

Kamal Al-Solaylee

Kamal Al-Solaylee is the author of Intolerable and Brown.
Kamal Al-Solaylee is a journalist, professor and author. (Gary Gould, HarperCollins Canada)

Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a distinguished writer at Canada's national newspaper the Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business magazine and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, eye weekly, the Literary Review of Canada and Elle Canada. Al-Solaylee's bestselling memoir Intolerable was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Nonfiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and won the Toronto Book Award. His second book, Brown, was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing.

Intolerable was a contender on Canada Reads 2015, when it was defended by Kristin Kreuk. 

Books by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Interviews with Kamal Al-Solaylee

Journalism professor Kamal al-Solaylee says media and politicians have hijacked the arrival of Syrian refugees to tell a feel-good story about Canada. 10:35
Author Kamal Al-Solaylee travelled to 10 countries to capture the experience of being brown. He concluded that a brown racial identity has been shaped by the cheap labour movement. His new book explores what being brown in today's world means to everyone. 24:40
When Kamal Al-Solaylee was nine, he began to take notice of the colour of his skin. And these experiences shaped his new book, 'Brown,' which explores the nuances of skin colour. 14:31

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