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The Translator
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The Translator (Paperback)

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Sammar is a young Sudanese widow working as a translator in a British university. Rae is a Scottish lecturer in Postcolonial Politics. As Sammar slowly recovers from emotional collapse after her husband's death she finds her friendship with the enlightened and sensitive older man turning to love. But she cannot turn her back on her home, her culture or her faith.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Pearson Education Limited Publication Date: 12/10/2001 ISBN-13: 9780435912079  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leila Aboulela was born in 1964 and grew up in Khartoum, learning English at an American primary school and later at The Sisters' School, a private Catholic school. She took a degree in Economics at the University of Khartoum and then travelled to Britain to study for an M.Sc. in Statistics at the London School of Economics. In 1990 she moved to Scotland with her husband and their three children. She started writing in 1992 while lecturing in Statistics and working as a part-time Research Assistant. Her first stories were broadcast on BBC Radio and an anthology Coloured Lights was published by Polygon in 2001. The Translator was first published to critical acclaim in 1999. It was long-listed for the Orange Prize 2000 and also long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards 2001. Leila Aboulela won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2000 for 'The Museum', published in Heinemann's short-story collection, Opening Spaces.

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