The follow-up to Lawrence Hill’s multi-award winning, international bestseller The Book of Negroes is here, and he will share it with us at a special event held in collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Inspired by the survival stories of undocumented refugees around the world, The Illegal tells of Keita Ali, a young marathon runner who flees his repressive homeland for a better life, only to struggle in a new country that does not want him. A powerful and timely story, The Illegal has already been optioned for a feature film directed by Clement Virgo, who directed The Book of Negroes miniseries. Hill will read from The Illegal, then join Festival Director Charlene Diehl for an on-stage conversation. Stay afterward to see some of the CMHR’s compelling exhibits and architecture, and share some social time on the sixth floor Terrace. Books will be available for purchase on-site.
Advance tickets are no longer available, as we have moved out of the office for the duration of the festival. The event is NOT sold out. Tickets are still available at the door.