© 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
"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 >
"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.
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"A strikingly poised, cherishable novel."
"A low-key, affecting account of one bruised young woman's search for wisdom and solace."