Anar Ali

Anar Ali

Anar Ali’s short story collection, Baby Khaki’s Wings, was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She is a screenwriter and works in film and television, most recently, for a new medical drama from CTV/NBCUniversal. Ali lives in Toronto.

Twitter: @anarali

Night of Power is a searing and beautiful novel. With perfect pitch, the story glides between the perspective of father, mother, and son. It is an honest and utterly engaging meditation about love and loss, tenderness and violence, adaptability and delusion, dislocation and rebirth.” — Lawrence Hill


Night of Power

<em>Night of Power</em> is a heart- wrenching story of a family in crisis. Gripping and unforgettable, Anar Ali’s debut novel vividly illuminates the injustices of displacement and the nuances of identity – of losing a home and coming home again.

It’s 1998. And Mansoor Visram has lived in Canada for 25 years, ever since dictator Idi Amin expelled South Asians from Uganda. As a refugee with a wife and child, Mansoor has tried his best to recreate the life they once had, but starting over in Canada has been much harder than he expected. As the fissures that began generations ago – and continents away – reappear, Mansoor, Ashif, and Layla drift further and further apart.


4 PM
Tea & Sustenance: Anar Ali & Nazanine Hozar
Oct 17 @ 4 PM MT - 4:50 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, Alexander Calhoun Salon

1221 2 St SW
6:30 PM
Canadiana Showcase
Oct 17 @ 6:30 PM MT - 8 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE