Mansoor Ladha is an award-winning journalist based in Calgary who has held senior editorial positions in daily and weekly newspapers in Canada, Kenya and Tanzania as a copy editor, features editor and publisher. At one time, he was the only owner/publisher of colour of a mainstream community newspaper in Alberta and Canada. He has also published two books, Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West (University of Regina Press) and A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims (Detselig). He has been a regular editorial columnist for leading Canadian newspapers and has been a travel writer, visiting countries all around the world on assignments and has published travel features in Canadian newspapers aimed at promoting various destinations. He has also been invited to give talks on his books and travels by different organizations and groups.
Mansoor has served on various voluntary organizations and public bodies. He was awarded Citizen of the Year by the residents of Morinville, Alberta, Silver Quill Award by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association for “distinguished service to newspapers” and Caring Canadian Award for “outstanding and selfless contribution to your community and Canada” by the Governor General of Canada.