Short Film. Leila visits her old school in Khartoum

The New York Times Saturday Profile

Academic Article on The Translator. Translating Silence, Transmitting Faith by Alaa Alghamdi

Lyrics Alley on the Guardian’s choice of the Best Books On Sudan

Minaret on Buzzfeed’s list of Novels on Muslim Life that Shouldn’t Be Missed

An interview with Anita Sethi in The Observer

Mike Philips reviews Minaret in The Guardian

Review and discussion of Minaret in Muslima Media Watch

Kaima L. Glover reviews The Translator for The New York Times

Halal Fiction – A review of Leila Aboulela’s work by Ferial J Ghazoul in Al-Ahram Weekly

My Best Teacher. Leila talks to the Times Educational Supplement about her early years.

Leila Aboulela at Contemporary Writers

The Caine Prize for African Writing

Interview with Donna Kozberg in Publishers Weekly

Anita Sethi reviews Lyrics Alley in The Telegraph

The Big Interview in New Books Magazine. Leila Aboulela talks to Caroline Sanderson

Leila’s piece in AltMuslimah on the women in Lyrics Alley

Q&A with The Africa Book Club


March 3rd- 5th The Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, Dubai

February 23rd, ”Through the Eyes of Others: Developing Empathy by Reading Fiction”, American University Cairo

February 21, “Fiction As Translation” A talk for the Center for Translation Studies, American University Cairo.

October 6th Ilkley Literature Festival In Conversation with Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall from Leeds Beckett University

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*****Review of The Kindness of Enemies in The Independent
*****Allan Massie reviews The Kindness of Enemies in The Scotsman
*****Anthony Mara reviews The Kindness of Enemies in The San Francisco Chronicle.
*****Ron Charles reviews The Kindness of Enemies in the The Washington Post.
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