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Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela – review

An unassuaged homesickness has been a theme of Leila Aboulela’s fiction ever since the Sudanese-Egyptian moved to Aberdeen from Khartoum and began writing. Her feted debut novel, The Translator (1999) ... read more

'I still feel the need for resistance in my writing': Sudanese author Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela holding a copy of 'Elsewhere, Home' (Courtesy of Al Saqi Books) “One example is that when I first moved from Sudan to Britain I lived in London for a few years because I was studying at ... read more

Refreshing reads for summer 2018

While we’re on the subject of brief stories, the Sudanese-Egyptian novelist Leila Aboulela published her latest collection ... Scotland was the trigger for her to start writing. In Elsewhere, Home, sh... read more

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Philippines: Bishop Calls For Action On ‘Maid Auctions’

Philippine Senator Leila de Lima recently revealed that “maid auctions ... workers having a hard time in Saudi Arabia should seek opportunities elsewhere or go back home. He said the government may ba... read more


Africa: Nairobi Wins 2002 Caine Prize

Leila Aboulela, from Egypt/Sudan, won the inaugural Prize in 2000 for 'The Museum' in 'Opening Spaces', published by Heinemann. The Caine Prize is awarded for a work by an African writer, published in ... read more

Boxes score: Decatur Commodore uniforms a hit on 'Antiques Roadshow'

“Going through them, I was like a kid in a candy store,” said Allen, an avid memorabilia collector whose home includes a room of mostly St ... 60 and the appraisal by sports memorabilia expert Leila D... read more

Album review: LoneLady – ‘Nerve Up’ (Warp)

because she plays guitar (the Sheffield label has long been home to acts such as [a]Maxïmo Park[/a] and [a]Gravenhurst[/a]) or because she’s a girl ([a]Mira Calix[/a] and [a]Leila[/a] might have somet... read more

Stanley’s Gig

Stanley Myer - William Sanderson Elanor Whitney - Marla Gibbs Leila - Faye Dunaway Abe Cohen - Steven Tobolowsky ... Stanley takes a job as a musically inclined recreational therapist at a nursing hom... read more

A Muslim woman struggles with identity in the novel 'The Kindness of Enemies' by Leila Aboulela

Award-winning Sudanese writer Leila ... Aboulela earned an economics degree from Khartoum University and a masters from the London School of Economics. She later settled with her family in Scotland, w... read more

Africa: Shortlisted Writers for 2003 Caine Prize

FIVE writers have been short-listed for the 2003 Caine Prize for African writing ... in English whether in Africa or elsewhere in the world. The prize was first won in 2000 by a Sudanese writer Leila ... read more

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Also, I found the frankness about various issues, including class, sex and race, to be refreshing. Aboulela describes Najwa’s only sexual experience with Anwar in a way that is not sensational or cond... read more



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