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A.A. Meeting TONIGHT

April 11, 2006

That's Anar Ali, you crazy inebriators! Since I had so much fun at last week's launch of Consensual Genocide I've decided to dedicate as many outings as possible to book launches. I feel like an imposter making my way through the throes of talented writers and poets and publishers and other pillars of the literary world that is the Toronto Women's Bookstore. After hearing, "So, are you a writer too?", and waggling my head in a noncommital fashion while saying, "...but I blog?", I've realized that if you can't rank among the writers then at least you can sit among them hoping to soak up any inspiration in sight. Plus, there is nothing like being read to from a book by its own author.

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The details:
Book Launch for
Baby Khaki’s Wings
By Anar Ali

The Social
1100 Queen Street West (at Dovercourt)

These richly imagined tales, by turns playful and dark, and shot through with magic, depict the lives of East African Ismailis, a Muslim community with origins in India and a history of upheaval and dislocation. Set variously in Canada and East Africa, these stories portray characters caught between home and exile, between what is real and what is imagined, what is lost and what is found.

Featuring tunes by DJ Abdul Smooth spinning Indian electronica and Pan African grooves and DJ Nep Sidhu spinning an eclectic blend of jazz, disco, rap, and space music.
Dunno about that "space music" but one Abdul Smooth did confess earlier that he'll "be busting some old old wax from the bollywood funk days as well as weird 88-92 dance music (until a long cane comes from behind the curtain and pulls me out of the booth)." Hard to pass THAT up. Come all, buy books, listen to tunes and support as the summer descends to thaw your frozen spirit.

posted by Neha
10:24 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should get those few pics up from Secrets.
Im curious to see how they were...

4/12/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That bloody cane! It kept trying to get me eh? But then Neha always popped up from no where and laid some mad gujurati kung-fu styles in my defence...


Anar's book is available online @ http://www.amazon.ca for anyone interested in reading some lovely short stories...

4/14/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

except for nicole ritchie or paris hilton books, agree with the "nothing like being read to from a book by its own author" theorem. have a blast @ the abdul smooth jam. the 88-92 bit reminds me of desi-brit acid electronica, absolutely 100% dance music. a few shots down, you'll be shizzle-a-wizzle

4/14/2006 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didja get that email with the address for your cousin??

4/18/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


First time on ur blog ..interesting...interesting ur template...interesting ur way of witing...interesting ur post...nice to land here..

4/20/2006 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do us a favor love and post that flyer (both parts) for us?

Every lil bit counts.

4/20/2006 03:06:00 PM  

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