Buying Options

Kindle Price: CDN$ 11.99

Save CDN$ 8.00 (40%)

includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) by [Kamal Al-Solaylee]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
CDN$ 11.99

Length: 328 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Product description

About the Author

Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a distinguished writer at Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business magazine and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, eye weekly, the Literary Review of Canada and Elle Canada. Al Solaylee’s bestselling memoir Intolerable was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and Canada Reads, and won the Toronto Book Award. Brown is a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Literary Non-fiction. Al-Solaylee holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has taught at the University of Waterloo and York University. Al-Solaylee lives in Toronto.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Review

“Brilliant.” (The Walrus)^“Impressive and expansive . . . essential reading, not only for brown people seeking connection or explanation, but for anyone with any stake in understanding the non-white world.” (The Globe and Mail)^“Kamal Al-Solaylee has written one of the most important books to come out of Toronto this year. . . A fascinating read.” (Toronto Star)^“A masterful fusion of Al-Solaylee’s own observations, anecdotes from his interview subjects and analysis . . . Brown reads almost like an identity-politics thriller, as vivid as it is informative . . . one of those important books that will stay with you.” (Salon.com)^“Brown is a work of such intelligence, depth, uniqueness and compassion. . . . A rare accomplishment--a glimpse into another world from within that world. Masterful, original, insightful and ultimately essential reading.” (Deepa Mehta, award-winning director of Water and Midnight's Children)^“In this extraordinary book, Kamal Al-Solaylee gives a name, an identity and a story to the disparate billions whose labours, migrations and struggles define our time. A stirring narrative, an empowering manifesto and an unprecedented bid for recognition. This book will change the way you see the world.” (Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail, and author of Arrival City and The Myth of the Muslim Tide)^“Brown is audacious and original, heartfelt and intrepid. By going behind the scaffolding, Kamal Al-Solaylee raises important questions about the hidden foundations of our unfolding century.” (Charles Foran, author of Mordecai: The Life and Times)^“Kamal Al-Solaylee perfectly captures the beauty and heartbreak of being brown. This ambitious and powerful book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of race relations in our globalized world. You’ll never see a brown person in the same way again.” (Zarqa Nawaz, author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque and Creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie)^“Brown is a riveting exploration of the ambiguities of race and a window on a multitude of worlds. It’s also thoroughly researched, beautifully argued, and written with grace and clarity.” (Michael Redhill, award-winning author of Martin Sloan and Consolation) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

click to open popover

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
13 customer ratings
5 star
59%
4 star
31%
3 star
10%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in Canada on February 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Canada on February 18, 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Canada on September 23, 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Canada on April 18, 2017
Verified Purchase

Top international reviews

Regina Rodriguez-Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Global look at immigrant/migrant labor
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2016
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jesse S. Roa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Marla M. Spruill
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sara Schaffzin
5.0 out of 5 stars worth taking the time to read
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Guillermo
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener book
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2016
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse