Publication Year



From: Tongues


Languages: Arabic, English. On silence, unlearning language, and feeling stuck between languages.



Kamal Al-Solaylee

KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE is the author of Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, winner of the 2013 Toronto Book Award and a finalist for CBC’s Canada Reads and the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Non-fiction. His second book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. His third book of nonfiction, Return: Why We Go Back to Where We Come From, was recently published by HarperCollins Canada. He holds a PhD in English and is the Director of the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at the University of British Columbia.