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Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela is the first ever winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her novels include The Kindness of Enemies , The Translator (long-listed for the Orange Prize), Minaret , Lyrics Alley , and Elsewhere, Home , which won the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland.