Home of the floating Lily' - VfJ Silmy Abdullah
Silmy Abdullah is a Bangladeshi Canadian writer, a lawyer and a member of Voice for Justice World Forum. She is the author of the short story collection Home of the Floating Lily (https://www.amazon.ca/Home-Floating-Lily-Silmy-Abdullah/dp/1459748174/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=2D2RW8JDJ3DT4&keywords=home+of+the+floating+lily&qid=1677976213&sprefix=home+of+fhe%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-1
A debut work of fiction that highlights the Bangladeshi immigrant experience in Toronto, as well as in their family homes in Bangladesh. The book was a finalist for the 2021 Danuta Gleed Literary Award and long listed for the 2022 Toronto Book Awards. As a lawyer, Silmy practised immigration law for several years at the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario. She provided legal services to low-income South Asian clients, many of whom were newcomers. Her practice focused on the intersection of immigration, poverty, and gender-based violence. In 2021, Silmy started her own consulting practice, working with organizations on various gender equality, anti-racism and access to justice initiatives.