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Elamin Abdelmahmoud Virtual Book Event
McNally Robinson Booksellers and The Winnipeg Internatioanl Writers Festival invite you to spend an evening with Elamin Abdelmahmoud as he discusses his new book Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces (McClelland & Stewart). Featuring a reading and conversation. Hosted by Ify Chiwetelu.

From one of the most beloved media personalities of his generation comes a one-of-a-kind reflection on Blackness, faith, language, pop culture, and the challenges and rewards of finding your way in the world.

In this extraordinary debut collection, the process of growing—of trying, failing, and trying again to fit in—is cast against the backdrop of the memory of life in a different time, and different place. Taken together, these essays explore how we pick and choose from our experience and environment to help us in the ongoing project of defining who we are. With the perfect balance of relatable humor and intellectual ferocity, Son of Elsewhere confronts what we know about ourselves, and most important, what we’re still learning.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is a culture writer for BuzzFeed News and host of CBC’s pop culture show Pop Chat. He was a founding co-host of the CBC Politics podcast Party Lines, and he is a contributor to The National’s At Issue panel. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Globe and Mail, and others. When he gets a chance, he writes bad tweets.…

May 26, 2022 07:00 PM in Winnipeg

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