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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Karim Alrawi

Karim Alrawi has written for stage, radio and television, as well as two children’s picture books. His international credits include Parent Magazine’s Gold Award for Children’s Literature (USA), the John Whiting Award (UK), and the Samuel Beckett Award (UK). His novel Book of Sands won the inaugural HarperCollins Publishers/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction (Canada) and will be available in bookshops September 2015.

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Karim Alrawi

Finding a Canadian Refuge

A liberal gay man can’t avoid estrangement from his beloved Yemeni family September 2012
Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes is a touching account of a gay man’s journey to self-awareness from his childhood in Aden and Beirut, through his coming of age in Egypt and England, to his eventual discovery of happiness in Canada. There is an almost fairytale quality to the telling—ugly duckling to swan—as the awkward child grows up to find fulfillment in love and a new home where he can be accepted for who he is and how he…