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Jamal Al Shehhi

Emirati publisher and writer Jamal Al Shehhi is the founder and general manager of Dar Kuttab Publishing, Executive Director of the Arab Children’s Programme at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, and Secretary General of the Emirates Award for Fiction.

He also established Kuttab Café (cultural café and bookshop) in 2012 at Uptown Mirdiff in Dubai.

Al Shehhi has published Uncle Sam & Myself and the children’s series The Diary of a Little Rioter. He writes a weekly column in Al Etihad newspaper and in Gulf News.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in human sciences from the US and a Master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in the US.