GORDIMER HONOURED BY ABOULELA
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.