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Nov 27, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Award-winning author Al-Solaylee shares his story at West Hill United

Scarborough Mirror

Award-winning author Kamal Al-Solaylee will share his story at West Hill United Church on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Al-Solaylee, author of the Hilary Weston award-nominated Intolerable, will speak at the fourth annual celebration of the gifts and lives of LGBTTIQQ2S people.

Al-Solaylee’s memoir describes his escape from the increasingly fundamentalist Arab world in which he grew up. Gay and unable to share his reality with even the closest members of his family, Al-Solaylee carried the emotional burden of his escape with him to Canada. In particular, he had to live with the fact that in coming to Canada he had he left behind his mother and sisters for whom life had also become close to intolerable.

Al-Solaylee is an assistant professor of journalism at Ryerson University.

He holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has taught at the University of Waterloo and York University.

For more information, contact John DiPede, westhill@westhill.net.

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