Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone)
DATE / TIME
9 Nov, Sat
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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This session is in English
At once personal and global, this lecture based off Kamal Al-Solaylee's seminal work unpacks a multitude of issues from growing anxieties around multiculturalism and cheap labour to colourism. Brown is the result of reporting conducted over two years in 10 countries on four continents from destinations as far apart as the United States, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. This resonant work challenges our assumptions about immigration and globalism and recounts the heartbreaking stories of the people caught in the middle.
This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Kamal Al-Solaylee is a Canadian non-fiction author, professor, and journalist. His first book, Intolerable, won the Toronto Book Award in 2013. His second, Brown, won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2017. He holds a PhD in English from Nottingham University and is a professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Photo credit: Gary Gould