Books by Leila Aboulela

© Mark Pringle Leila Aboulela was born in 1964 and grew up in Khartoum. She is the author of two books: a novel, The Translator which was published to critical acclaim in 1999 and was longlisted for the Orange and the IMPAC prizes, and a book of shor


THE KINDNESS OF ENEMIES by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A pleasurable and engaging read for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction."
The award-winning author of Lyrics Alley (2011) and The Translator (2006) explores the role of old conflicts in the rise of modern extremism—and in the struggle against it.Read full book review >
LYRICS ALLEY by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Elegantly written family epic that brings to mind Naguib Mahfouz's The Cairo Trilogy."
A wealthy Muslim family in 1950s Sudan must deal with the challenges—and opportunities—of a changing world. Read full book review >
THE TRANSLATOR by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A strikingly poised, cherishable novel."
A consideration of grief and love interrupted. Read full book review >
MINARET by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A low-key, affecting account of one bruised young woman's search for wisdom and solace."
A prize-winning Sudanese writer depicts the appeal of Islam. Read full book review >