Anar Ali and Jessica Westhead | In Her Voice
November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us for a special In Her Voice event! Anar Ali and Jessica Westhead will be discussing their new books, Night of Power and Worry, respectively.
A book signing will conclude the event.
Tuesday November 5
6:30 to 8pm
(Doors at 6)
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
This is a free event. All are welcome.
A portrait of a Muslim family–from the heady days in Uganda to hard times in a new country, and the tragic accident that forces them to confront the ghosts of the past.
Night of Power is a heart-wrenching story of a family in crisis. Gripping and unforgettable, Anar Ali’s debut novel vividly illuminates the injustices of displacement and the nuances of identity–of losing a home and coming home again.
Anar Ali‘s short story collection, Baby Khaki’s Wings, was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Prize. She is a screenwriter and works in film and television, most recently, for a new medical drama from CTV/NBCUniversal. Ali lives in Toronto.
A riveting novel about a mother’s all-consuming worry for her child over forty-eight hours at a remote cottage with old friends and a mysterious neighbour.
Jessica Westhead’s fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, selected for the Journey Prize anthology, and nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her short stories have appeared in major literary journals in Canada, the US and the UK, including Hazlitt, Maisonneuve, Indiana Review and Hamish Hamilton’s Five Dials. She is the author of the novel Pulpy and Midge and the critically acclaimed short story collections Things Not to Do and And Also Sharks, which was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, a Kobo’s Best eBook of the Year and a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Westhead is a creative writing instructor at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.