Hani Soubra is Lebanese, born in Beirut in 1967 and currently living in Dubai. He majored in Economics at the American University of Beirut, and got his MBA at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
His first book, Letters to Dalia: Reflections on Lebanon and the Middle East, promoted a message of tolerance, coexistence, and most of all harmony with the self, soul, heart and mind. Aligning these four elements might hold the key to happiness.
In his novel Conversations with Abed, Hani creates two characters: Sam and Abed. They are soulmates whose debates on a variety of topics which, in addition to other characters, become the portraits of different aspects of life and people living in Arabia.
Hani’s latest book is Islam the Brand – a provocative book that handles the declining image of Islam, and the prevailing perceptions of it. This is not a theological conversation; it is a purely cognitive, communications-led argument, strictly on the level of Islam’s ‘brand’, that both Muslims and non-Muslims played a role in reaching the present stage of deterioration.
Hani considers knowing and learning to be an endless journey. The three books are inspired by his daughters – Dala and Lea. Hani hopes he can complete the journey to know more and learn more.
As a renowned public speaker, Hani gives lectures worldwide in universities on media, culture, politics and current affairs.