Deconstructing Identity: Danny Ramadan & SJ Sindu
September 24 at 5:30pm
Join Syrian-Canadian author Danny Ramadan and Sri Lankan-American author SJ Sindu for an enlightening conversation exploring how each of their new novels addresses the complex construction of identity through family, community and sexuality, and the cultural tensions that arise among them. In Ramadan’s The Foghorn Echoes, a blooming romance leads to a tragic, life-altering accident when Hussam’s father catches him acting on his feelings for his best friend, Wassim; the two are thrust into a decades-long struggle for peace and belonging as past heartbreak continues to reverberate. Sindhu’s Blue-Skinned Gods is a globe-spanning novel about faith, family and sexuality. From India to the underground rock scene of New York City, the novel spans continents and faiths, in an expansive and heartfelt look at the need for belief in our globally interconnected world.
Interviewed by Niyosha Keyzad.
Date & Time: September 24 at 5:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing