The Resource Elsewhere, home, Leila Aboulela

Elsewhere, home, Leila Aboulela

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Elsewhere, home
Title
Elsewhere, home
Statement of responsibility
Leila Aboulela
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since her award-winning debut novel, Minaret, Leila Aboulela has been praised by J.M. Coetzee, Ali Smith, Aminatta Forna, and Anthony Marra among others for her rich and nuanced depictions of Islamic spiritual and political life. Her latest collection, Elsewhere, Home, draws us ineluctably into the lives of immigrants at home and abroad as they forge new identities and reshape old ones. A young woman's encounter with a former classmate elicits painful reminders of her former life in Khartoum. A wealthy young Sudanese woman studying in Aberdeen begins an unlikely friendship with one of her Scottish classmates. A woman experiences an evolving relationship to her favorite writer, whose portrait of their shared culture both reflects and conflicts with her own sense of identity. Shuttling between the dusty, sun-baked streets of Khartoum and the university halls and cramped apartments of Aberdeen and London, 'Elsewhere, Home' explores, with subtlety and restraint, the profound feelings of yearning, loss, and alienation that come with leaving one's homeland in pursuit of a different life."--
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1964-
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Aboulela, Leila
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Immigrants
  • Muslim women
  • Muslims
  • Short stories, Sudanese (English)
  • Short stories, English
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Great Britain
  • Khartoum (Sudan)
Target audience
adult
Label
Elsewhere, home, Leila Aboulela
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The aromatherapist's husband
  • Coloured lights
  • The museum
  • The circle line
  • Pages of fruit
  • Summer maze
  • Something old, something new
  • Farida's eyes
  • Souvenirs
  • Ostrich
  • Majed
  • The boy from the kebab shop
  • Expecting to give
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780802129130
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 464597
  • (HPL)320987
Label
Elsewhere, home, Leila Aboulela
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The aromatherapist's husband
  • Coloured lights
  • The museum
  • The circle line
  • Pages of fruit
  • Summer maze
  • Something old, something new
  • Farida's eyes
  • Souvenirs
  • Ostrich
  • Majed
  • The boy from the kebab shop
  • Expecting to give
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
217 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780802129130
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 464597
  • (HPL)320987

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