Chaker Khazaal: marching from Tale of Tala to Life Dice Book

Armed with intellectual fortune, the outstanding success of Khazaal’s first two books Tale of Tala and Confessions of a War Child assured this splendid author that an extraordinary destiny awaited him.
by Manal Makkieh

3 July 2020 | 15:33

Source: by Annahar

  • by Manal Makkieh
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 3 July 2020 | 15:33

A cover page of Chaker Khazaal's newest book Life Dice. (HO)

BEIRUT: One of the foremost selling-authors of his era, the Palestinian-Canadian author, speaker, and reporter Chaker Khazaal remarkably strikes one more time with a newly phenomenal book entitled "Life Dice."

Despite being scattered in the diaspora like countless of Palestinian refugees, Khazaal decided to collide with his implicit enthusiasm and use his efficacious communication and writing skills as a turning point in his new book Life Dice to fix the garbled reality associated to both his identity and those stigmatized refugee Arabs from the MENA region.

“As a writer who wanted to compete and become visible on writing platforms, it wasn’t easy to reach that goal shortly. At the same time, I’m convinced that enriching my self-actualization shouldn’t be measured by how global I go or how large my goal is, yet how people digest my work and value it to change their life for the better,” said Chaker Khazaal. “Therefore, my success rises the more I see these people attending my book signings such as the ones I had in Palestine in Tarshiha, Jerusalem, and Ramallah.”

This time, Chaker’s newest book ‘Life Dice’ intends to convey a peculiar and unique tale of a Yazidi refugee man called Aslan who originally came from Iraq. Throughout the story, the author narrates how the avidity of Aslan drags him to step blindly into a casino in Las Vegas and challenges his inner self via attempting to generate a one million dollar in a single night to free his wife.

Armed with intellectual fortune, the outstanding success of Khazaal’s first two books Tale of Tala and Confessions of a War Child assured this splendid author that an extraordinary destiny awaited him.

“The book is a mixture of love and action with a stark touch of the role of media in terrorism,” mentioned Chaker Khazaal. “I love dragging the characters of my books out of their comfort zones to show my readers the same prompt, yet from a distinct background lens.”

At the age of 13, Chaker’s footprints in writing and reporting started to become perceptible after moving out of the Burj Al Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut. The author made his way to Canada with one goal beard in mind, the goal of reserving a unique place in the field of art and literature. Today, Life Dice's book documents the attainment of Chaker’s goal by allowing his national and international audience to walk in parallel with him in this prosperous journey.

“The Life Dice book was supposed to be out already, however, the Covid-19 pandemic blocked the way of this noteworthy event from happening. Nonetheless, it’ll still be out yet most probably in December 2020.” Khazaal told Annahar.

Aside from being an author of three books, Khazaal worked previously as an Editor in Chief at StepFeed and YallaFeed as well as a Contributor at the Huffington Post.

Khazaal's triumph has not been only embodied in the awards he has received, but also in the chances he was given to advocate for his Palestinian cause when attending remarkable events. In fact, this hero constantly strives to convey to the world the harshest moments of refugees’ daily life by speaking constantly on platforms like the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, Harvard Arab World Conference 2017 in Jordan, HuffPost Live, and many others.

According to Khazaal, only resilient Palestinians can excel in any domain they aim to work in even if they’re encountering the harshest moments of their life. Therefore, he believes that people must stop reinforcing the concept of self-victimization and instead gear their focus towards building a marketing engine that enriches their potential and leads them to the right path.

“Politics and the structure of our aid programs have trained Palestinians to be the victims, and by victimizing the structure of the nation, people start to accept to be part of the Zionist plan.”

Eventually, Khazaal's literature identity is based on taboo braking, daring subjects, and not having filters when addressing or criticizing politicians or certain issues.

“Even if this is going to provoke sorts of negative reactions in my field of work, I still have those who support my ideologies present on my side.”

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