Leila Aboulela Biography
Leila Aboulela has published two books in England that have been highly praised. Her work has been long-listed for the IMPAC
Dublin Literary Award and the Orange Prize, and she was the first winner of the
Caine Prize for African Writing. Her American debut, Minaret, is a provocative, timely,
and engaging novel about a young Muslim womanonce privileged and secular in
her native land and now impoverished in London gradually embracing her orthodox faith.
Leila Aboulela has also published Coloured Lights ('Original and immediate, Aboulela's writing stands apart from the
backwards-looking bores of recent years.' The List) and The Translator
('She pulls you into her world as she refracts British life, its smells and
sounds, its advertisements and turns of phrase, through the eyes of her devoutly
Muslim narrator.' - The Independent (UK).
This biography was last updated on 10/25/2005.
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