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Chaker Khazaal

Writer, Reporter, Public Speaker, Author of 'Tale of Tala’ and 'Confessions of a War Child’ trilogy.

Chaker Khazaal is the author of 'Tale of Tala’ (2017) and 'Confessions of a War Child’ trilogy (2013-2015). Canadian-Palestinian writer, reporter, public speaker, and contributor at The Huffington Post, Chaker grew up in a refugee camp in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.  In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Global Leader of Tomorrow Award, by York University in Toronto, for his excellent academic and leadership skills.  In 2015, Chaker was named Esquire Man of the Year. In 2016, he was ranked by Arabian Business Magazine #1 in the list of 100 Most Influential Arabs in the World. A savvy spokesperson featured in print and digital media, Chaker is a strong advocate for both refugees and aspiring writers, engaging the youth of today through his articles, books and social media engagement. His stories have powerful messages focusing on Middle East politics, and current world events. He has traveled overseas to war zones, conducting interviews for his books and articles.  

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