Salah Khalil Kanaan of Lebanese descent, he was born in Beirut
Lebanon, the 14th of July 1964.Married with 4 children and brought up in
war-torn Beirut before moving to Russia, he now resides with his family
in Sweden, working for a prestigious Nuclear Power Plant as a
In 1989 he obtained his Master of Science in electromechanical
engineering from Odessa polytechnic institute (USSR) and further
postgraduate studies from Chalmers Technical Institute (Sweden).
In summer 2000, his wife, the children and Salah boarded a plane from
Copenhagen for the four-hour flight to Beirut, where they were going to
spend some week's holiday at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in the
place where he belongs. His knees began to buckle from fear reminiscing
the whole road which laid ahead when he first in 1983 escaped from his
beloved city. Nothing had really prepared him for the risks to be a
foreigner in a Western World, but what could be more risky than being
born and brought up in the most dangerous city in the world'Beirut. This
is one of the subjects that affected him so much and made him the man he
That holiday was to change his life. He was thirty-six years old. Since
that moment, he has never been really interested in anything else, but
to find out more about the children in the Arab world contra in the
Western world, to dive inside himself to find more and more about the
Middle East, its people and its conflicts, its religions and much more
he lost himself in the multicoloured river of humanity. He felt himself
at home again, surely he was experiencing reincarnation. Despite having
lived for twenty three years in Europe, he knew then and there that he
was more Mediterranean and more Middle Eastern than European.
Salah Kanaan's work:
He has written many subjects concerning children's education and their
well-being and many articles for Save the Children organisation.
True life story of a boy splits between two cultures and two religions.
It is a semi-political book called 'OPB', PublishAmerica 2004.
Fattish & Fattoush- The Revelation, co-author Denny Inns, The first book
of the chronicle of Fattish and Fattoush, PublishAmerica.
Fattish & Fattoush- The Justification, co-author Denny Inns, The second
book of the chronicle of Fattish and Fattoush. They have five other
books in the chronicle with similar backgrounds in mind. For more
information on the authors and the chronicle of books please visit the
Exit into the Sunset, Popular fiction, in the hands of a literary agent
in the USA at the moment.
' Arab World Books