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Qais Ghanem

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President, 2014 Canadian Authors Association - NCR.
QG was born in Aden, at the time a British colony, now part of Yemen. He has lived in Britain, USA, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, and moved to Canada 40 years ago.
He went to Edinburgh University, where he graduated in medicine. He later trained in public health and later specialized in neurology and was elected president of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists for 3 years.
He retired from medicine 4 years ago, and took up writing. His first novel is FINAL FLIGHT FROM SANAA. This was followed by TWO BOYS FROM ADEN COLLEGE, the name of the high school he attended, and the latest is FORBIDDEN LOVE IN THE LAND OF SHEBA, and ancient name of the region of Yemen and the horn of Af
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This novel, my third, received a terrific review from "Rose Girl", a Yemeni woman who would clearly know a lot about what the novel describes, especially about how women are treated in Yemen, the "Land of Sheba".
You will find it on the Face Book Page: NOVELS ABOUT YEMEN.
I think it would be cool if I could persuade Rise Girl to post it here on Good Reads too. I'll try to do that.
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Around the World ...: Yemen 20 456 Jun 14, 2017 11:46AM  
“I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.”
Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell

“ثمة نوعان من الشقاء: الأول ألا تحصل على ماتتمناه , و الثانى أن يأتيك و قد تأخر الوقت و تغيرت أنت و تغيرت الأمنيات بعد أن تكون قد شقيت بسببها بضع سنوات”
أحلام مستغانمي, com نسيان




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