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Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in the United Arab Emirates. She is the author of two novels, The Translator, named as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, and Minaret, long-listed for the Orange Prize and IMPAC Dublin Award. Her book of short stories, Coloured Lights, contains her story “The Museum” which won the first Caine Prize for African Writing.


Doctor on the Nile

Khartoum 1st October, 1950 My dearest Marion, No doubt the young gentleman delivering this letter will introduce himself. I met Meccawi Ismail today on a house visit to Mahmoud Abuzeid, who is recovering from an attack of diabetes. I was exa [...]