IFOA Scarborough welcomes B. Denham Jolly and Rachel Manley! These esteemed authors will be interviewed by Andrew Westoll. Do not miss the opportunity to hear them read from their latest works.
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B. Denham Jolly is an award-winning businessman, publisher, broadcaster, and civil rights activist. He was the founding president of the Black Business and Professional Association and later served as the publisher of Contrast and launched Flow 93.5, Canada’s first Black-owned broadcaster. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Rachel Manley is an author and poet. She is best known for her memoir, Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction), which was inspired by life with her grandfather, Norman Washington Manley, founder of Jamaica’s first national party. Born in Cornwall, England, and raised in Jamaica, Manley now resides in Toronto.
Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist, and teacher. A former biologist and primatologist, his books include: The Riverbones, a travel memoir set in the jungles of Suriname; The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which was a national bestseller and winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; and The Jungle South of the Mountain, his debut novel. Westoll is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Toronto Scarborough.