Exclusive: North American Launch of Diasporic Distractions in Canada May 6th 2018

Mohamed Keshavjee
Mohamed Keshavjee. Photo credit Pervaiz Machiwala

Diasporic Distractions a book of short stories which captures the essence of Asian Diasporic experiences in Africa and beyond in the 60s and 70s will be having its launch in Toronto on 6 May 2018 at 2 pm under the aegis of Khojawiki at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Don Mills Ontario.

Ali Velshi business correspondent of MSNBC will be flying in specially to moderate the session and will interview the author Mohamed Keshavjee whose stories from the collection have appeared in the Mail and Guardian of South Africa and the London Magazine one of the oldest literary magazines in the world.

Keshavjee who lived in Africa during the historic “Wind of Change“ period said in an interview with the Ismailimail that “the short story genre is very well suited to capturing the essence of the experiences the Indians faced during that time. Often some of these issues are lost in academic tracts but the short story helps us capture them in an elevator speech as if were…”

The book which had its Asian launch in October 2017 in Kuala Lumpur was reviewed by Malaysiakini a leading publication where it was highly lauded.

Khojawiki (http://khojawiki.org) is sponsoring the event which has limited spaces. Early registration is recommended to secure a place. Email at contact@khojawiki.org to register.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. Thanks for posting this Ismailimail! I am sending this post to the 50 people on my personal list, most of whom are from my extended family(and hence also Dr Mohamed Keshavjee’s extended family) in the sincere hope that all of them who live in or close to Toronto will register to attend this North American Book launch at the Japanese Cultural Center just opposite ICT on May 6th 2018. Kudos to Khojawiki and Iqbal Dewji for arranging and sponsoring all of this. 2 electrifying speakers, Ali Velshi and the author Dr Mohamed Keshavjee himself, will speak at this function and I guarantee that you will be entertained by this duo of maestros! Come and learn everything there is to know about the literary genre known as the short story!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.