The Sunday Independent - - METRO -

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL award-win­ning au­thor Leila Aboulela from Su­dan is to de­liver the 4th In Me­mo­riam Lec­ture for the late South African No­bel Prize in Lit­er­a­ture win­ner, au­thor and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist Na­dine Gordimer.

Gordimer died in 2014, and wrote her first novel in 1953.

Aboulela, 54, has au­thored sev­eral ac­claimed books such as The Kind­ness of En­e­mies, The Trans­la­tor; listed by the New York Times 100 No­table Books of the Year, Minaret and Lyrics Al­ley. She was awarded a gong as the Fic­tion Win­ner of the Scot­tish Book Awards and was the first African re­cip­i­ent of the Caine Prize for African writ­ing, for The Mu­seum, in 2000. Her book of short sto­ries, Coloured Lights, was short­listed for the MacMil­lan Sil­ver PEN award. She was born in Egypt, grew up in Khar­toum and lives in Aberdeen.

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