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Brown : what being brown in the world today means (to everyone) / Kamal Al-Solaylee.

Al-Solaylee, Kamal, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.

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Legislative Library, Vaughan Street HT 1521 Als 2016 (Text) 36970100009515 General Collection Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443441438
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Canadian edition
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. In this new book by Kamal Al-Solaylee¸ whose bestselling Intolerable was a finalist for Canada Reads and for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and won the Toronto Book Award, fills in the narrative gap by taking a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people have emerged as the source of global cheap labour (Hispanics or South Asians) while also coming under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith (Arabs and Muslims). To be brown is to be on the cusp of whiteness and on the edge of blackness."-- Publisher.
Subject: Race awareness.
Race discrimination.
Human skin color > Social aspects.
Ethnicity.
Topic Heading: Festival of the Written Arts 2017 > Sechelt (B.C.)

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