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Toronto Lit Up: Ayub Nuri

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch
Participants: Ayub Nuri

IFOA and University of Regina Press invite you to the release of Being Kurdish in a Hostile World by Ayub Nuri, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

nuri-ayub-being-kurdish-in-a-hostile-world“In Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri writes of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack that killed thousands in Nuri’s home town of Halabja, of civil war, of living in refugee camps, and of years of starvation that followed the UN’s sanctions…Nuri recounts living through the 2003 American invasion and the collapse of Hussein’s totalitarian rule, and how, for a brief period, he felt optimism for the future. Then came bloody sectarian violence, and recently, the harrowing ascent of ISIS, which Nuri reported from Mosul.”

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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