Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela grew up in Khartoum, Sudan where she attended the Khartoum American School and Sister School. She graduated from Khartoum University in 1985 with a degree in Economics and was awarded her Masters degree in statistics from the London School of Economics. She lived for many years in Aberdeen where she wrote most of her works while looking after her family; she currently lives and lectures in Abu Dhabi.She was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2000 for her short story The Museum and her novel The Translator was nominated for the Orange Prize in 2002, and was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times in 2006.



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In this country everything was labelled, everything had a name. She had got used to the explicitness, all the signs and polite rules
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a Middle-East historian and a lecturer in Third World Politics. He had recently written a book called The Illusion of an Islamic Threat.
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In this country, when she spoke to people, they seemed wary, on their guard as if any minute she would say something out of place, embarrassing.
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