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Gryphons Read Program

Join our 2022 Gryphons Read author,

Silmy Abdullah

Home of the Floating Lily

September 26th @7pm. McLaughlin Library Whitelaw Room

Silmy Abdullah is a Bangladeshi-Canadian author, lawyer and social justice advocate. Her debut collection of short stories, Home of the Floating Lily, explores the Bangladeshi immigrant experience in Toronto. Set primarily in a Bengali neighbourhood in the Scarborough/East York Area, the stories are inspired by her own lived experience as an immigrant, as well as the work she does in her community as a lawyer. Silmy's legal practice focuses on the intersection of immigration, poverty, and gender-based violence. Home of the Floating Lily is her debut collection.