Photo credit: Amr Jayousi

Omer Aziz

Photo credit: Amr Jayousi

Omer Aziz

Omer Aziz is a lawyer, writer, and former foreign policy advisor in the administration of the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He was born to working-class Pakistani parents in Toronto, Canada, and with the help of scholarships, became the first in his family to go to college in the West, studying in Paris, at Cambridge University and Yale. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic and many other publications. He was most recently a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. Brown Boy is his first book. 

Omer Aziz is published by Simon & Schuster

Photo credit: Amr Jayousi

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Brown Boy: A Memoir by Omer Aziz, 2023

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