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Live at MOTIVE: Global Issues on the Page

By Kobo • July 26, 2023Kobo in Conversation Podcast

In conversation with novelists Kevin Powers and Ausma Zehanat Khan.

Recorded live at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre as part of MOTIVE: The Crime & Mystery Festival.

On stage in downtown Toronto, Nathan interviewed authors Kevin Powers and Ausma Zehanat Khan about their latest novels, which introduce us to people working in the criminal justice system to solve violent crimes with far-reaching geopolitical causes—informed by each author’s own unique perspective and expertise.

Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan

From critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, the first in a timely and powerful crime series, introducing Detective Inaya Rahman.

Delving deep into racial tensions, and police corruption and violence, Blackwater Falls examines a series of crimes within the context of contemporary American politics with compassion and searing insight.

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A Line in the Sand by Kevin Powers

One early morning on a Norfolk beach in Virginia, a dead body is discovered by a man taking his daily swim—Arman Bajalan, formerly an interpreter in Iraq. After narrowly surviving an assassination attempt that killed his wife and child, Arman has been given lonely sanctuary in the US as a maintenance worker at the Sea Breeze Motel. Now, convinced that the body is connected to his past, he knows he is still not safe.

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