- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (Feb. 28 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1443404993
- ISBN-13: 978-1443404990
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.3 x 23 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #696,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lyrics Alley Paperback – Feb 28 2011
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?In beautiful, subtle prose . . . Aboulela explores themes of love, faith and divided families with a tender restraint.?
- Marie Claire ()
About the Author
LEILA ABOULELA was born in Cairo and grew up in Khartoum. She is the author of two novels: The Translator, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Minaret―both longlisted for the Orange Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her book of short stories, Coloured Lights, published in 2001, contained her story “The Museum,” which made her the first winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Leila Aboulela lives between Doha and Aberdeen. Visit her website at www.leila-aboulela.com.
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The world around the Abuzeid family is rapidly changing and each part of the family needs to learn to cope with these changes. The book gives interesting insight into Sudanese life and the social and political differences between Sudan and Egypt. It makes the current split within Sudan a more understandable situation.
I found the book to be fascinating. I would recommend it to readers who enjoy books about different cultures, history told as story and family drama as a way to learn about the world.
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