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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.