Dawood Ali McCallum – Novelist

Dawood Ali McCallum

What’s foreign: Where’s home?

If there’s a common theme running thorough Dawood’s stories, that’s it.

Whether it’s a white African and a British Asian reluctantly defending an alleged colonial War Criminal in present day Kenya in The Final Charge, nineteenth century Italians living, fighting and dying as Indian nobles in The Lords of Alijah, a very 21st century British Muslim leaving her job in Mumbai to plumb the deeper reaches of Extraordinary Rendition across four Continents in Taz or a diverse group of Indian expatriates trapped in 1980s Heathrow in The Peacock in the Chicken Run.

And along the way, plenty of action, a fair bit of mystery and suspense, the occasional romance, some fascinating characters in some tricky situations and a joke or two.