Oct 10, 2013
By Michael Kramer
A memoir of the experiences of a gay Arab man leaving his family and culture for a better life here in our city – has won the Toronto Book Award.
Writer Kamal Al-Solaylee has won the $10,000 prize for “Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes.”
It’s the first time winning the award after five nominations for Al-Solaylee.
He says he hopes the book will inspire readers to think about the stories and history of Arab people who appear in the news.
Al-Solaylee is a journalism professor at Ryerson University and he has he has dedicated his book to the city of Toronto .
“Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes” is published by Harper-Collins.