A distinctive and insightful perspective on being Muslim in the post-9/11 world.
Charles Taylor, professor emeritus, McGill University
Witty, informative, and unapologetic.
Karim H. Karim, professor, Carleton University
Canada is an oasis of multicultural harmony in an increasingly fractious world where the liberal order is in disarray, and isolationism and majoritarianism are ascendant. This book shows how and why Canada is so splendidly different. Haroon Siddiqui is a uniquely Canadian talent. His memoir is as wide-ranging and cross-cultural as his journalism has been — at once local, national, international
Sir Christopher Ondaatje
Haroon Siddiqui has written a beautiful memoir. It is, of course, his story and a rich, fascinating one at that. But as always with Haroon, when he writes, we learn about ourselves as human beings and as Canadians.
Kathleen Wynne, Former Premier of Ontario
This is an account of a life of conviction and courage, and a passionate determination to leverage the power and responsibility of journalism to push us to see our faults and encourage us to build a better world.
Alex Neves, former secretary general of Amnesty International Canada
My Name is Not Harry is not your typical immigrant story, and Canadian journalism (and Canada) will forever owe a debt of gratitude to one of Hyderabad, India’s, favourite sons.
Michael Dan, philanthropist and former neurosurgeon
This witty, informative, and unapologetic book is a splendid outcome of his many years of challenging set ways of thinking.
Karim H. Karim, chancellor’s professor of journalism and communication, Carleton University
This is a love letter to the new Canada that allows its citizens, whether a Harry or a Haroon, to be what they are and what they want to be. Intelligent, controversial, and often brilliant reflections on Canada.
John English, professor emeritus and chair of the Canadian International Council
An outstanding memoir, beautifully written.
Dennis O’Connor, former chief justice of Ontario
The gift of honesty is precious: it radiates through this book. A rich and wonderful read.
Nathalie DesRosiers, principal, Massey College, University of Toronto
A thoroughly engaging, frank, and insightful memoir by one of the major international journalists of our time.
John L. Esposito, distinguished professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Haroon Siddiqui is among our keenest observers of world politics, not only because of his critical acumen and searing honesty but because he is a global thinker with a cosmopolitan vision.
Juan Cole, professor and director, Arab and Muslim American studies, University of Michigan
This is a series of books within a book. You begin on any page, and it will draw you in more and more deeply. It turns cliches on their heads. It challenges widely held assumptions. It sparks substantive conversations on Canadian values, ideals and our dynamic, rather than fixed, culture. A rich and candid read from one of our country's most esteemed journalists.
Nurjehan Mawani, former chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board, commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan’s diplomatic representative in Afghanistan
Haroon’s is a true Canadian story, from salesperson at Simpson’s to Editorial Page Editor of Canada’s largest newspaper. His memoir is a thoughtful and balanced review of contemporary Canada. Haroon brings us closer to the truth – and to the fundamental values enshrined in our Charter of Rights.
Paul Cavalluzzo, constitutional lawyer and lead counsel to the Maher Arar Commission (2004-06)