New Book | “Off the Cuff” by Mansoor Ladha

Mansoor Ladha’s new publication, Off the Cuff, is a collection of essays describing several topical, contemporary, and somewhat controversial issues of the day. For example, some essays discuss such issues as not all Muslims are terrorists, an open letter to President Trump, the time to think of Canada’s new head of state, Aga Khan’s close ties with Canada and many other interesting subjects. The reader will be enlightened to learn about many interesting problems facing the modern world.

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About the Author
My new book – “Off the Cuff” –  was published during the last week of December 2022, and available from Amazon. For signed copies, email”  

Mansoor Ladha is an award-winning journalist, editorial columnist, and travel writer who has published two additional non-fiction books:
1. A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims
2. Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West

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“Mansoor Ladha’s memoir is more than the story of a life well-lived; it is a history of the tens of thousands of East African Asians – most viciously in Uganda under Idi Amin, but also in Kenya and Tanzania – who were forced to uproot themselves because of racist policies. A journalist, he and his family arrived in Canada in 1972 and made a good life for themselves. Ladha made his mark as a publisher in small-town Alberta, a white society that wasn’t always welcoming to a brown outsider.”
Sarah Murdoch – Toronto Star

“Ladha’s chronicle is a positive addition to our narrative. He intends to make sure the Asian-African saga isn’t lost. Today’s migrants are also looking for safety and stability. Those who want to preserve so-called “Canadian values” should be reminded that the dispossessed and desperate make appreciative, productive citizens. They should also look back to see values” should be reminded that the dispossessed and desperate make appreciative, productive citizens. They should also look back to see themselves reflected in the faces of those knocking at our door.”
Harriet Zaidman – Winnipeg Free Press

Memoirs of a Muhindi is a story of a descendant of immigrants, brown in colour, living in a black society (Tanzania), who later became a brown immigrant living in white society (Canada). The book sheds light on the experiences felt by immigrants, the challenges of cross-cultural differences, the hurt of discrimination, and other hardships of displacement. Many of us have gone through this and our stories have similar journeys.”
University of Regina Press

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