Books by Ahdaf Soueif

Released: July 18, 2017

"A chorus of lyrical voices singing hopefully about a most contentious, divisive, and violent situation."
Two co-founders of the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest), mother and son, collect an array of emotional pieces from this international gathering of writers begun in 2008. Read full book review >
CAIRO by Ahdaf Soueif
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Soueif offers both an extraordinary eyewitness document and a sense of the historical import of the revolution."
A deeply personal, engaged tribute by the far-flung Egyptian novelist and journalist as she returned to witness the revolution in her hometown. Read full book review >
MEZZATERRA by Ahdaf Soueif
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"'Fragments' marred by inconsistencies."
A mixed bag of political essays, journalism, book reviews and occasional pieces on aspects of life in the Middle East—a region that, novelist and translator Soueif writes, the Western media persistently misunderstand and misinterpret. Read full book review >
THE MAP OF LOVE by Ahdaf Soueif
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"Honestly earned echoes of A Passage to India, in an ambitious, gorgeously written near-miss."
The lives of two restless women separated both by a century and from all they love most are explored in replete parallel narratives—in this Booker-nominated third novel from the Egyptian-born British author (In the Eye of the Sun, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
IN THE EYE OF THE SUN by Ahdaf Soueif
Released: June 1, 1993

"Within this mass of often ill-assorted detail—every note for the dissertation seems to be included—lurks a story that's worth telling, but finding it is not always easy."
Soueif, born in Egypt and living in Britain, makes her American debut with a novel that details a young Egyptian woman's exasperatingly drawn-out journey to autonomy amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle East politics. Read full book review >