Award-Winning Novelist Leila Aboulela Coming To Dubai

Apr 03,2019

Emirates Literature Foundation will host award-winning novelist Leila Aboulela at an intimate in conversation evening event on Sunday 14 April at the World Trade Club, Dubai, where she will discuss her latest book, Bird Summons. With a significant reputation as one of the finest novelists writing today, Aboulela’s work has receiving critical praise from two of Africa’s leading contemporary writers, Ben Okri and J.M. Coetzee, as well as the international literary community. 

The evening is the latest event in the Emirates Literature Foundation’s year-round programme which brings leading international authors to Dubai to talk about their work in an exclusive setting.

Aboulela was born in Cairo, brought up in Sudan, and has spent her adult life between various GCC countries and Scotland. Her acclaimed work is informed by the experience of moving between different cultures and her Muslim faith.  Bird Summons is a fantastical tale of belonging and identity as three women discover what it really means to be Muslim, and British immigrants, whilst on a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, making them question the balance between faith and feminity, love, loyalty and sacrifice.

This  talk will take place at 7pm. Tickets are limited and cost AED 35, or AED 95 to include a signed copy of the book, Bird Summons.

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