Leila Aboulela: A Sense of Independence
- Mon 21 Aug 10:15 - 11:15
- Spark Theatre
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Leila Aboulela has been praised by Ali Smith and Ben Okri for her rich and nuanced writing depicting Islamic spiritual and political life. She joins us today to discuss her new novel, River Spirit, a journey through 19th century Sudan where a young girl, her brother and their adopted guardian must all take different paths as the country tries to free itself from Ottoman rule. In conversation with Mohamed Tonsy.