Women on a Search: Sheena Kamal & Kwei Quartey

Sheena Kamal and Kwei Quartey

Women on a Search: Sheena Kamal & Kwei Quartey

Sheena Kamal and Kwei Quartey

3:30pm

Sunday, June 4

Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel about a teenage kick-boxer coming to terms with her father passing away. Fight Like A Girl shows how, in some families, love and violence are always bound up together. Kwei Quartey’s Last Seen in Lapaz (2023) is the third book in his Emma Djan Investigation series, and follows Emma’s search for a missing Nigerian woman and the human trafficking network involved. Join both authors for a lively conversation about their newest stories, featuring brave, bold women on a search.

Moderator: Aparita Bhandari

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Brigantine Patio at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Available with a MOTIVE Day or Weekend Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Please note, there was a change of venue for this event. It will now take place on the Brigantine Patio at Harbourfront Centre.

Conversation

Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel about a teenage kick-boxer coming to terms with her father passing away. Fight Like A Girl shows how, in some families, love and violence are always bound up together. Kwei Quartey’s Last Seen in Lapaz (2023) is the third book in his Emma Djan Investigation series, and follows Emma’s search for a missing Nigerian woman and the human trafficking network involved. Join both authors for a lively conversation about their newest stories, featuring brave, bold women on a search.

Moderator: Aparita Bhandari

Event Info:
Date & Time: June 4 at 3:30pm ET
Where: Brigantine Patio at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Available with a MOTIVE Day or Weekend Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Please note, there was a change of venue for this event. It will now take place on the Brigantine Patio at Harbourfront Centre.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Sheena Kamal holds an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and was awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Her debut novel The Lost Ones (US) / Eyes Like Mine (UK) won the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, a Strand Magazine Critics Award and Macavity Award for Best First Novel. It has been sold in 15 countries and was a Globe and Mail Bestseller, a Time Magazine Recommended Read, an iBooks Best Book, a Bustle Best Book and a Powell's Pick.

Read more about Sheena Kamal

Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by a Black American mother and a Ghanaian father. A retired physician, he lives in Pasadena. He is the author of five critically acclaimed novels in the Darko Dawson series, as well as two other books in the Emma Djan series, including The Missing American, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Read more about Kwei Quartey

3:30pm

Sunday, June 4

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