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BABS SOARES

Babs Soares brings to Djarabi Kitabs an enviable track record as an author, diplomat, university professor, and head of a major government agency. Before branching out to creative writing, he published highly regarded books and over sixty peer-review articles on public and international affairs.  He is the founding editor of the African Journal of Public Administration and Management, a journal that he edited for eight years (1992-2000). He has also served as editorial adviser to publishing houses and to public administration journals.

He graduated B.A. (Hon) (Admin) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; and M.A. (Econ) (with Distinction) from the University of Manchester, UK. He also holds a PhD in public sector management from the University of Leeds., UK.

His twenty-year stint as a United Nations official afforded him an opportunity to travel to different parts of the world, to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, and to appreciate the beauty of diversity. His travels have not only shaped his cosmopolitan worldview but have also served as an inspiration in his creative endeavors.

Dukyarian Rectangle is Soares’s second work of fiction, the first being Throne of Contention.

Soares is married with three children. He lives in Canada, while at the same maintaining ties with his country, Nigeria.

He is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

HAIDER ALI

 I was born and raised in Huddersfield, England.  My parents emigrated to the UK from Pakistan in the peak of the textile revolution during the late 60’s.  My education was standard for any average boy growing up in the UK.  I always loved to listen and tell stories from a young age and always knew that I had a book inside of me.

My Beloved Me is my first work of fiction and it gave me much pleasure to finally getting it out of my system and on to paper.

I am 39 years old, married with four children, and have been working in the field of Mental health for the past 10 years.