The Elements of Story: Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Diaspora Dialogues is excited to announce an interactive online program featuring Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns. Co-produced by Canadian Stage and The Toronto International Festival of Authors in association with Diaspora Dialogues.

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The Elements of Story delves into the work and ideas of internationally celebrated authors and cultural thinkers.

Participants will embark on a six-week exploration into Khaled Hosseini’s captivating bestselling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosted by the winner of the 2020 Canada Reads competition, Samra Habib (We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir), this one-of-a-kind series of interactive discussions and lectures will allow readers to deepen their experience and understanding of the novel and its author through a look into Afghanistan’s complex intersection of politics, religion, and gender.

The online program includes access to:

A live In Conversation with Khaled Hosseini event – Fri Nov 13, 7pm

In Their Element: three 90-minute lectures by leading scholars, thinkers, and artists exploring related topics.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah: acclaimed Afghan singer and talk show host, dubbed “the Oprah of Afghanistan” – Tue Oct 6, 7pm

Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee: celebrated author and journalist – Tue Oct 20, 7pm

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Nahlah Ayed: Award-winning journalist and host – Tues Nov 3, 7pm

The Elements of Story Book Club: three facilitated 90-minute group discussions – Thurs Oct 15, 29, and Nov 12, 7pm

In addition, participants will have exclusive access to an original series of micro-film poems by Afghan and Canadian filmmakers commissioned especially for this unique event, produced by Golden Hour Productions.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:

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