Azim Ph Somani


Birthday October 8, 1955

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Uganda

Age 67 years old

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Most famous for his autobiographical novel Shattered Lives: In the Pearl of Africa, Somani is also known as the founder of a publishing, property, and investments corporation known as the APHS Group.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree and a doctorate from Liverpool John Moores University, he completed a tour of duty with the British Army and went on to work as a civil servant.


He served as Chief Executive Officer of a business known as the Lifestyle Discount Club.

Family Life

He grew up in Mbarara, Uganda and later settled in Cheshire, England. His marriage to Nabat Manji resulted in children named Naazlin, Yasmin, Shamir, and Alia.

Associated With

He and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are both Ugandan-British writers.