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Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela is a Sudanese writer and the first winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her sixth novel, River Spirit, was published in March 2023 and described by the New York Times as ‘Dazzling… a novel of war, love, faith, womanhood and – crucially – the tussle over truth and public narratives’. Nobel Laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah described it as ‘a novel of extraordinary sympathy and insight – a wonderful achievement.’  Aboulela’s previous novels are Bird Summons, The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, the latter being the winner of the Scottish Book Awards for Fiction. Her short story collection Elsewhere, Home won the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages and she was nominated three times for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction). She is Honorary Professor of the Word Center at the University of Aberdeen.

Leila Aboulela

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    Leila Aboulela: River Spirit

    Award-winning Sudanese author Leila Aboulela talks about her latest historical fiction novel, River Spirit, and its exploration of religion, revolution and the hope of a people fighting for freedom.

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    75.00 AED

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    What Have We Done? An Evening of Storytelling & Performance

    Stirring stories and phenomenal performances from electrifying writers and poets Leila Aboulela, Mai Al-Nakib, Dana Dajani, Awais Khan and Roger McGough, all answering the simple question: What Have We Done?

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    120.00 AED

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    The Time Traveler's Pen

    Novelists Leila Aboulela (River Spirit), Reem Bassiouney (The Confectioner) and Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (Dust Child) discuss the challenging task of bringing the past to life.

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    75.00 AED


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