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Danny Ramadan

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Danny Ramadan (also known as Ahmad Danny Ramadan) is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His English debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, continues to receive raving reviews.

The book is positively reviewed by Quill and Quire, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail among other publications. Released in May 2017, The Clothesline Swing was named among the Best Books of 2017 by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. It was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018 and Shortlisted for the Evergreen Award 2018. It's also a finalist for the Gay Fiction Category in the Lambda Awards.

He also translated Rafi Badawi's 1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think, and published two collections of short stories
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Danny Ramadan The Clothesline Swing has been published in May 2017, my next book - hopefully - will be published in 2019.
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The Clothesline Swing

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Death and other Fools

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Aria

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Attempts to Overcome

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Danny Ramadan Sofia wrote: "Hi Danny - very glad to meet you especially after reading your book which reminded of another favourite author of mine R Alameddine. Wishing you all the best for the New Year :D"
Thank you Sofia, I just read your review and I'm thankful for it! Much appreciation for your time and effort there. Glad you enjoyed the book. <3


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Sofia Hi Danny - very glad to meet you especially after reading your book which reminded of another favourite author of mine R Alameddine. Wishing you all the best for the New Year :D


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