Noor Cultural Centre

Book Event: Nostalgia with MG Vassanji

Jan 12th 2017
Join us for a very special afternoon with acclaimed Canadian writer MG Vassanji.

Nostalgia is about a future where eternal life is possible, and identities can be chosen. It explores questions germane to our time about power and privilege within and between societies.


” . . . this may be the most radical Canadian novel I have ever read.” – Donna Bailey Nurse, Literary Review of Canada


Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017
Time: 2.00pm
Location: Auditorium, Noor Cultural Centre.
Tickets: $5 (at door)


MG Vassanji is the author of seven novels, two collections of short stories, a travel memoir about India, a memoir of East Africa, and a biography of Mordecai Richler. He is twice winner of the Giller Prize (1994, 2003) for best work of fiction in Canada; the Governor General’s Prize (2009) for best work of nonfiction; the Harbourfront Festival Prize; the Commonwealth First Book Prize (Africa, 1990); and the Bressani Prize. The Assassin’s Song was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Prize, the Writers Trust Award, and India’s Crossword Prize. His work has been translated into Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Swahili.


Azeezah Kanji is Director of Programming at Noor Cultural Centre, and a regular opinion writer for the Toronto Star on issues of race, law, and national security.


*Copies of Nostalgia will be available for sale and signing.


*Light refreshments will be served.