Sikeena Karmali

Robson Reading Series
Freedom to Read Week
By: Sikeena Karmali and Russell Thornton
Time: Thursday March 1st 2007 7pm
Location: UBC Bookstore Robson Square – 800 Robson Street
Sikeena Karmali was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and was educated in Canada, the US, Italy, and Egypt. She has worked for the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, The Aga Khan Foundation and Trust for Culture in Tajikistan, The Swiss Development Agency, The United Nations, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International. She has written for The Village Voice, The Nation, Aperture and Egypt Today. Her first novel, A House by the Sea Vehicule, 2003 , received an honourable mention from the in Canada First Novel Award jury. Karmali now lives in Vancouver, BC, and is at work on her second novel, The Mulberry Courtesan.
Russell Thornton’s newest book of poetry, The Human Shore, is forthcoming from Harbour Publishing in the fall of 2006. Thornton is the author of eight previous collections of poetry. His work has won a number of literary journal prizes and appeared in several anthologies.

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