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Having a quiet hour to finish my book 📖 I’ve really enjoyed this! Set in Sudan & cosmopolitan Cairo in the 1950s, it’s interesting & very readable 👏🏼 .
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I feel like I’m missing something, is there something happening tonight 🤔 Oh yeah, the football ⚽️Don’t worry, I can hear it in the other room & I know we were winning but now we’re not...😬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🙏🏼
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#whatimreading #bookstagram #books #bookworm #igbooks #fiction #lovereading #bookaholic #lyricsalley #leilaaboulela #sudan #bookish #ilovebooks #goodreads #relax #reading #mondaynight #quiettime #widn

Another beautiful photograph from wonderful @ilhamreads! #Repost @ilhamreads with @get_repost
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These three books are officially my current obsessions. I recently finished The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla and it’s difficult to express how much I loved this novel. I don't like to rate books by their literary value or merit, I judge them according to how they make me feel and how they bring out emotions in me, whether positive or negative. This book gave me so many different feels. I will be writing a full review on my blog, but until then I can only say that I absolutely recommend it. I started reading The Things I Would Tell You and so far I am loving it. The book is a collection of writings by British Muslim Women and is exactly the kind of anthology I was waiting for. The following passage written by Sabrina Mahfouz in the introduction really spoke to me: “It never fails to surprise me how much representation can empower and how much non- or misrepresentation can disempower. We should never underestimate this, and we must do whatever we can to challenge the current dominant narrative.” The third book is a collection of short stories by Leila Aboulela, which will be my next read. I‘m really looking forward to this, especially after reading @booksandrhymes rave about it. The stories explore the theme of searching for home, which is something I’m quite passionate about.
Have you read any of these? If not, do any of them resonate with you? And do you have any current bookish obsessions?
#saqibooks #atlanticbooks #bookstagram #book #bookish #books #sabrinamahfouz #nikeshshukla #leilaaboulela #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #instabooks #bookstagramfeatures #bookphotography #featurethis #bookfeature #bookphotograph #bookcommunity #quotesgram #booksandcoffee

These three books are officially my current obsessions. I recently finished The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla and it’s difficult to express how much I loved this novel. I don't like to rate books by their literary value or merit, I judge them according to how they make me feel and how they bring out emotions in me, whether positive or negative. This book gave me so many different feels. I will be writing a full review on my blog, but until then I can only say that I absolutely recommend it. I started reading The Things I Would Tell You and so far I am loving it. The book is a collection of writings by British Muslim Women and is exactly the kind of anthology I was waiting for. The following passage written by Sabrina Mahfouz in the introduction really spoke to me: “It never fails to surprise me how much representation can empower and how much non- or misrepresentation can disempower. We should never underestimate this, and we must do whatever we can to challenge the current dominant narrative.” The third book is a collection of short stories by Leila Aboulela, which will be my next read. I‘m really looking forward to this, especially after reading @booksandrhymes rave about it. The stories explore the theme of searching for home, which is something I’m quite passionate about.
Have you read any of these? If not, do any of them resonate with you? And do you have any current bookish obsessions?
#saqibooks #atlanticbooks #bookstagram #book #bookish #books #sabrinamahfouz #nikeshshukla #leilaaboulela #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #instabooks #bookstagramfeatures #bookphotography #featurethis #bookfeature #bookphotograph #bookcommunity #quotesgram #booksandcoffee

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‘Elsewhere, Home’ by Leila Aboulela is a highly recommend read - especially for people in the diaspora looking for new languages to articulate the meanings of ‘home’, and the impact that being ‘exiled’ has on one’s sense of self and identity.
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The beauty of this collection is in the introspective nature of Aboulela’s writing, and the sensitivity in which the she excavates the underbelly of the all-too-human desire for belonging and ‘home’.
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#ElsewhereHome is an observational & introspective exploration of (dis)connections between people across generations, cultures, and national boundaries............
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It is a quiet interrogation of the concept of home. It encourages the reader to query what it means. I.e. is it a place, an emotion, or an state of being? 👰🏻👩🏾‍💼
#LeilaAboulela also invites the reader to think about our place in the world, our thoughts and belief systems; she then quietly challenges the reader to question or notion of ‘self’ and the ‘other’ whilst exploring the many ways in which our differences can intersect and merge seamlessly to create a richer human experience.
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This is a soulful collection of stories. Aboulela‘s writing is so wonderfully inclusive to the extent that the periphery characters’ voices are so strong - without drowning that of the protagonist.
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The book has left an indelible mark on me. I finished reading it a few days ago and I can’t seem to stop thinking about these women and their lives. I sometimes find myself wondering how characters are faring. Not since Lesley Nneka Arimah’s ‘What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky’ has a collection of short story had such an impact on me.
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A must read. Simply for the beauty of Aboulela’s writing.
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Leila Aboulela will be launching this book at @africawritesuk festival on the 30th of June, and the 4th of July at @migrationmuseumproject. 🧖🏾‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️
#AfricaWrites2018 #TelegramBooks #SaqiBooks #NotAnotherBook #Fiction #Literature #AfricanLiterature #ArabLiterature #Sudan #Egypt #WhatItMeansWhenAManFallsFromTheSky #Bibliophile #WellReadBlackGirl #

‘Elsewhere, Home’ by Leila Aboulela is a highly recommend read - especially for people in the diaspora looking for new languages to articulate the meanings of ‘home’, and the impact that being ‘exiled’ has on one’s sense of self and identity.
👩🏾‍🍳👩🏽‍⚕️
The beauty of this collection is in the introspective nature of Aboulela’s writing, and the sensitivity in which the she excavates the underbelly of the all-too-human desire for belonging and ‘home’.
👩🏻‍🎓🧕🏻
#ElsewhereHome is an observational & introspective exploration of (dis)connections between people across generations, cultures, and national boundaries............
👩🏾‍🔬👩🏾‍💻
It is a quiet interrogation of the concept of home. It encourages the reader to query what it means. I.e. is it a place, an emotion, or an state of being? 👰🏻👩🏾‍💼
#LeilaAboulela also invites the reader to think about our place in the world, our thoughts and belief systems; she then quietly challenges the reader to question or notion of ‘self’ and the ‘other’ whilst exploring the many ways in which our differences can intersect and merge seamlessly to create a richer human experience.
👩🏾‍🏫👩🏾‍⚖️
This is a soulful collection of stories. Aboulela‘s writing is so wonderfully inclusive to the extent that the periphery characters’ voices are so strong - without drowning that of the protagonist.
🤰🏾🤱🏻
The book has left an indelible mark on me. I finished reading it a few days ago and I can’t seem to stop thinking about these women and their lives. I sometimes find myself wondering how characters are faring. Not since Lesley Nneka Arimah’s ‘What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky’ has a collection of short story had such an impact on me.
🙎🏽‍♀️🙎🏼‍♀️
A must read. Simply for the beauty of Aboulela’s writing.
👩🏽‍⚕️👩🏽‍⚕️
Leila Aboulela will be launching this book at @africawritesuk festival on the 30th of June, and the 4th of July at @migrationmuseumproject. 🧖🏾‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️
#AfricaWrites2018 #TelegramBooks #SaqiBooks #NotAnotherBook #Fiction #Literature #AfricanLiterature #ArabLiterature #Sudan #Egypt #WhatItMeansWhenAManFallsFromTheSky #Bibliophile #WellReadBlackGirl #DiasporaLit #Fiction #NonFiction #Bookstagram #Instabook

Pre-summer read 'Elswhere, Home' by Leila Aboulela. Published by Telegram
#leilaaboulela #telegrambooks #saqibooks #sudan #sudanliterature #africawrites

#Africa, 54 fully recognized sovereign states, (2 disputed), the second largest continent, a history of colonization and yet as #BenOkri in his brilliant introduction to “10 years of #caineprize in Africa” says..”Africa is difficult to see because it takes heart to to see her. It takes simplicity of spirit to see her without confusion and it takes a developed human being to see her without prejudice”...”is another sense in which Africa is difficult to see. To see Africa one must first see oneself. The laziness of the eyes has to go. It won’t do any more to let our hearts and minds be affected by the colour of someone’s skin. This problem, amazingly, is still here. It is one of the silent tragedies of our times. It prevents people making true friends. It prevents them reading the literature of others. It hinders the flow of ideas and the mutual enrichment of our lives. More often than not culture is colour-biased. We are still #primitives in the #art of #beinghuman”
And this is where Okri wins me over saying “This is what gives literature its sublime importance. Literature makes it possible to encounter others in the mind first. Literature is the encounter of possibilities, the encounter of the work and the heart. It is the true ambassador of the unity of humankind."....and hence for him a #bibliophilecollection is what he envisages as-“have novels by Ukrainians, Iranians, Indians, Egyptians, poems by an unknown Samoan, a Dutch collection of stories, works by Kenyan, Nigerian, Jamaican novelists, plays from Portugal, Japanese elegies, all mixed in with books that reveal a healthy interest in what the human spirit is dreaming, now that is something special. For here would be a person that Goethe might have thought a citizen of the world....” thanks to #translators, #translationwork that some of it is possible now, to read words without borders and for me #Africanwriting has been a revelation.. This is a wonderful collection and the writers, fierce, imaginative, diverse and feisty... I had read Binyavanga earlier, but reading #leilaaboulela (from #Khartoum) “The Museum” was riveting. #helonhabila “Love Poems was my another favorite #whatiread2018 #collectiontohave

What I read: Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela. About Family, Love & Heartbreak. Made me reflect on the positive practicalities of polygamy in some societies. #Reading #Books #Goodreads #leilaaboulela #orionbooksuk #readingafricanwomenauthors

#kitapyorumu #okudumbitti

Savaşlar ortasında çocuk olmak kadın olmak... Ne zordur kim bilir? Filler tepisir çimenler ezilir...

Yaşanmış bir hikaye ile karşınızdayım. Sudan da lüks bir hayatın içinde şımartılarak büyüyen Nana nın hayatı siyasi bir darbe sonucu alt üst olur.

Çareyi ailecek Ingiltere ye taşınmakta bulurlar. Fakat geride bıraktıkları babalari suçlu bulunarak asılır. Zaten zor olan hayatları hiç bilmedikleri bir yöne sürüklenir.

Bu dibe vuruş Nana için manevi bir aydınlanmaya dönüşür. Bitti dediği noktada kalbine hayatına yepyeni bir kapı açılır.

Kadın herzaman hayata karşı güçlü durmalı 💪.

Bu arada kitap rafları arasına sıkışmış popüler olmayan kitapları okumak lazımmış bunu bir kere daha öğrendim.

Hadi iyi okumalar 📚
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Adı : Minare
Yazarı : Leila Aboulela
Yayınevi : Marka Yayınları
Sayfa : 270
Not : 10 / 8



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Przejmujący portret kobiety,która dostała nową szansę w życiu,a także niepowtarzalne spojrzenie na życie muzułmanek w Anglii.Napisany z niezwykłą lekkością,przystępnie ,a jednocześnie z wielką siłą jest pasjonującą i poruszającą lekturą.#book#bookstagram #bookstagrampl #minaret #wydawnictworemi#leilaaboulela #kulturaarabska#miejskiregałksiążkowy #poznań#bookworm #booknerd#weekend#takczytam#polkaczyta #agaczyta #niejestemstatystycznympolakiem #readabook#reading#zapachksiążki #wąchamksiążki#booklover#książka#czytam#bookpic#instabook#bookclub#park#wartoczytać#czytaniejestsexy#przeczytane

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Lyrics Alley is the evocative story of an affluent Sudanese family shaken by the shifting powers in their country and the near-tragedy that threatens the legacy they've built for decades.

In 1950's Sudan, the powerful Abuzeid dynasty has amassed a fortune through their trading firm. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, they can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud's son, Nur, the brilliant, handsome heir to the business empire, suffers a debilitating accident, the family stands divided in the face of an uncertain future. As British rule nears its end, the country is torn between modernizing influences and the call of traditions past—a conflict reflected in the growing tensions between Mahmoud's two wives: the younger, Nabilah, longs to return to Egypt and escape "backward-looking" Sudan; while Waheeba lives traditionally behind veils and closed doors. It's not until Nur asserts himself outside the cultural limits of his parents that his own spirit and the frayed bonds of his family begin to mend.

Moving from Sudanese alleys to cosmopolitan Cairo and a decimated postcolonial Britain, this sweeping tale of desire, loss, despair, and reconciliation is one of the most accomplished portraits ever written about Sudanese society at the time of independence.

#egypt #leilaaboulela #goodblackreads #blackauthors #blackwriters #womenwriters #womenauthors #womenofcolor #pocwriters #africanauthors #africanliterature #africanlit #blacklit #blackliterature #bookstagram

Africa Month day 2! Each day we will share an author from a different African country. Today, Egypt. Have you read her books?
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#egypt #africamonth #africanbooks #leilaaboulela #clarkesbooks

Next exam is English Lit, my first year elective subject, so I’m reading The Translator by Leila Aboulela with the intention of comparing with Jane Eyre. This is a much more relaxed speed of studying and I don’t hate it.
#book #books #bookstagram #reading #amreading #bibliophile #thetranslator #leilaaboulela #englishliterature #englishlit #fiction #janeeyre

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be publishing Elsewhere, Home, a new collection of short stories by Leila Aboulela this July.

Set against the backdrop of the British migrant experience, these stunning stories vividly evoke the overlapping worlds of Africa, Britain and the Middle East. Beautifully observed and written with empathy, Leila Aboulela deftly captures the search for Home in our fast-changing world.

#home #leilaaboulela #shortstory #shortstorycollection #newbooks #bookstagram #ilovebooks #booksaremybag #sudan #scotland #coverreveal #nostalgia #scottishwriter #theinbetween #instabook #instabookshop #instabooks #instabooklovers #instabooker #homeiswheretheheartis #migration #migrants #britishbook

Saw @sofia_reading 's #diversifivebooks post yesterday and spent some time making indecisive stacks. Here's a collection of books that I don't often see on bg, but that would definitely deserve the spotlight!
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1. A book you loved before you joined #bookstagram . That one was hard, because most of my older books live at my parents' house for want of space. William Golding's THE INHERITORS - everyone's always talking about Lord of the Flies, but I Inheritors better - it's the story of the end of Neanderthals at the hand of homo sapiens, told through the eyes and (imagined) unique consciousness of a Neanderthal, which results in beautiful, sometimes incomprehensible metaphors and defamiliarizing interpretations.
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2. A book by an author of a different ethnicity than yourself. Now we're getting into the truly #diversebooks , I promise. Leila Aboulela's THE TRANSLATOR, a lyrical and feverish account of a Sudanese widow living in Scotland.
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3. A book you're excited to read by or about people of colour. Took this opportunity to delve into my tbr - this is UNACCUSTOMED EARTH by Jhumpa Lahiri, which will be my first of hers - and would you look at that gorgeous cover too!
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4. A book you love but rarely see on Instagram. Anything by Christa Wolf, one of my favourite German authors who I hardly ever see around here. This is a printed version of her lectures given at Frankfurt university on the writing process of her book KASSANDRA, a reimagining of the Trojan princess Kassandra's memories and death, which reinterprets the Trojan war as a shift from matriarchal to patriarchal societies (and needless to say, it's good! Other books that I've read and would recommend are eg Divided Heaven about divided Germany, and Accident, which imagines an atomic disaster. .
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5. A book from a genre that you don't normally read, but loved. THE THINGS I WOULD TELL YOU (British Muslim Women Write), ed. Sabrina Mahfouz, collects essays, stories, poems and plays. I'm normally not into collections, but this was amazing through and through - if you liked The Good Immigrant, you should read this! It's timely and the contributions are haunting and important. .
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Swipe for covers!

Kirjasuositus kaikille kääntäjille ja kirjojen ystäville: Leila Aboulelan koskettava kertomus kielistä, kulttuureista ja rakkaudesta.
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A book recommendation for all you translators and book lovers: Leila Aboulela's touching story of languages, cultures and love.
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#kirjasuositus #bookrecommendation #kääntäjä #thetranslator #leilaaboulela #lingtwistiry #uef #unilife

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