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Khalil Rahman Ali is the recently published author of the historical fiction novel titled Sugar's Sweet Allure, based on the migration of Indian labourers to work on the British owned sugar plantations in Guyana, and other British Colonies, in the nineteenth century. He is a direct descendent of these migrants from the Indian States such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal. Khalil was born in Demerara, Guyana, and upon completing High School, travelled to the UK to further his studies in 1970. He then worked as a Management Accountant at Guys Hospital, and after moving into General Management, he retired from the NHS in April 2010. He began his research and spent the next three years writing Sugar's Sweet Allure. The book has been entered in the Bocas Caribbean Literature Prize 2014, and the Orwell Prize 2014. Khalil owes much of his interest in writing through inspiration from other highly accomplished Guyanese and Caribbean writers including E. R. Braithwaite, V. S. Naipaul, and C. L. R. James. He is very keen to develop further as a writer, and is currently completing his second novel. He is a keen sports fan of Cricket, Football, and Boxing, and, is also a very accomplished Indian Singer and Composer. He has produced two CDs, "Bhajan Varenyam" and "Naats and Qaseedas", and performs regularly in the UK and abroad. Khalil has adopted a unique approach to promoting his book by reading extracts as part of his music performances. He has also been reading and discussing the book at other events, and is very keen to support such activities in Libraries, Schools, and Bookstores both in the UK and abroad.

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