Minaret / Leila Aboulela.

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Available copies

  • 7 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 copies at Anderson County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Aboulela Leila (Text) 25368101 Fiction Available -
 PUBLIC: Prebound
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Aboulela Leila (Text) 27178243 Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Pendleton Branch F Aboulela Leila (Text) 27178250 Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Powdersville Branch F Aboulela Leila (Text) 27177013 Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 0802170145
  • ISBN: 9780802170149
  • Physical Description: 276 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2005.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Najwa grows up pampered and carefree in western Sudan during the 1980s, the daughter of a wealthy government official. With her 19th birthday, though, comes the overthrow of the president and arrest of her father by the new government. Najwa, her twin brother, Omar, and their mother flee to London. Within a few years, she is completely alone. Her father has been executed, her mother succumbs to a fatal illness, and Omar is in prison for an assault conviction stemming from his drug abuse. Once a fashionable university student in Khartoum, Najwa makes ends meet as a nanny to a wealthy Arab family. Clothed in traditional Muslim hijab, she has suddenly become invisible within the city, much as the Ethiopian servants used to blend into the background in her parents household. Yet even as she comes to terms with this anonymity, a spark develops between her and the younger brother of her employer, and she is forced to confront the chasm between servant and master.
Subject: Sudanese > Great Britain > Fiction.
Political refugees > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Women domestics > Fiction.
Muslim women > Fiction.
Rich people > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.