: Aboulela (L.)

R 270.00
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216pp., paperback, London, 2018


Short stories.

Winner of the 2018 Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year Award.

"These intricacies of bi-cultural families and friendships carry a delicate strength that doesn't just resemble life, it is life ... this quiet collection transcends theme, setting, subject ... the first collection I've read since James Joyce's Dubliners that reminded me of the life-changing power of furiously-honest realism." New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful and desolate collection ... [Aboulela's stories] distil many of her recurring concerns - immigrant loneliness, complicated romance and a portrayal of the Islamic faith that goes far beyond the clichéd narrative ... quiet brilliance" The Observer

"With empathy and tenderness, Aboulela navigates classic intergenerational conflict in shifting cultural and religious sands. Elsewhere, Home is a sophisticated and modern narrative of global citizenship." Laura Waddell, Times Literary Supplement

Novelist and playwright Leila Aboulela's novels include The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley. Lyrics Alley (Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards). Aboulela grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in Aberdeen.