Book launch party for Elsewhere, Home: Leila Aboulela in conversation with ….

Next month London (in the United Kingdom) will be the venue of a collection of short stories written by Leila Aboulela. At the launch will be another writer. Her name is Chibundu Onuzo and she will ask questions. Have a look at this announcement and make sure you will be there.  Advertisements

In conversation with author Leila Aboulela

The Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela was present at the 2017 Kaduna Book and Arts Festival, in Northern Nigeria. In the run-up to the festival there were concerns about her presence, should she go or not? I am not sure why there were concerns. Was it about safety? But even Sudan is not the safest place on … Continue reading In conversation with author Leila Aboulela

small wonder

From the north and from the south. Leila Aboulela and Henrietta Rose-Innes will meet in in a place in British East Sussex. The place is called Charleston, but I doubt this place is the origin of that famous dance called ‘ charleston’. But maybe it is the place of small wonders when Leila (from Sudan) … Continue reading small wonder

get inspired with one’s

A magazine prepares for a summer edition. One of the editors, present at the brainstorm session, says: Let’s make a list of books to read during the summer. Let’s make it with an African touch. And this what this magazine did.  Forget that summer is not present everywhere, some people in the very South think … Continue reading get inspired with one’s

cain prize 2015 writers’ workshop

Earlier last month a writers’ workshop was held in Elmina, Ghana. This place used to be infamous as the last African place that young people who were transported as slaves to the western hemisphere would see. This time Elmina was a place of liberation for young aspiring writers who got the opportunity to attend a … Continue reading cain prize 2015 writers’ workshop


Leila Aboulela takes me straight into the life of a woman on the edge of the world of Sudan and Scotland, on the edge of islam and the modern western world.  Sammar is a translator at a university in Scotland, she works with her boss Rae Isles, an islam- specialist. He has written a book … Continue reading THE TRANSLATOR