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Leila Aboulela

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Leila Aboulela was born in Cairo in 1964. She lived in Khartoum and graduated from the University of Khartoum in1985. She studied statistics at the LSE in London, and currently lives with her family in Aberdeen. Her work has appeared in Scottish Short Stories 1996 (HarperCollins) and Ahead of Its Time (Cape 1998). Her first novel is The Translator (Polygon 1999).

Also by Leila Aboulela

Days Rotate
I said, 'Carry me'. He said, 'No'.

Glass Enclave
She wanted to look as elegant as Benazir Bhutto, as mesmerizing as the Afghan princess she had once seen on TV wearing hijab, the daughter of an exiled leader of the mujahideen.

The Way Home
The vacuum roared and sucked and gobbled.

Copyright © 1997 Leila Aboulela. All rights reserved.

Illustration: "The University of Khartoum, Sudan"
Copyright © 1997 Griselda El Tayeb. All rights reserved.