In Conversation with Leila Aboulela at The Yellow in Wembley Park

In Conversation with Leila Aboulela

Join The Yellow with Golden Threads and An-Nisa Society in conversation with highly acclaimed and award-winning author, Leila Aboulela about her new spellbinding novel 'River Spirit.'

Award-winning author of numerous novels including Bird Summons, The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator - a New York Times book of the year, Minaret, Lyrics Alley and many more, speaks to Golden Threads and An-Nisa Society about her spellbinding new novel, River Spirit. The story revolves around an embattled young woman in the years leading up to the British conquest of Sudan

1880s Sudan. When Akuany and her brother Bol are orphaned in a village raid, they’re taken in by a young merchant, Yaseen, who promises to care for them: a vow that tethers him to Akuany through their adulthood. As a revolutionary leader rises to power – the self-proclaimed Mahdi, prophesied redeemer of Islam – Sudan begins to prise itself from Ottoman rule, and everyone must choose a side.

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The Yellow in Wembley Park

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