Through the Eyes of Others: Developing Empathy by Reading Fiction by Leila Aboulela
Description or Abstract
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Prince Alwaleed Hall, Room P071, AUC New Cairo Distinguished Visiting Creative Writer Leila Aboulela will deliver a talk titled "Through the Eyes of Others -Developing Empathy by Reading Fiction." Leila Aboulela is a Sudanese-Egyptian novelist whose work, written in English, has received critical acclaim and a high profile for its distinctive exploration of identity, migration and Islamic spirituality. Early in her career, Leila won the Caine Prize for African Writing. She is the author of four novels, The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator (a New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year), Minaret and Lyrics Alley (Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards). Her collection of short stories, Coloured Lights, was shortlisted for the MacMillan Silver PEN Award and several of her plays were broadcast by BBC Radio. Leila’s work has been translated into 15 languages including Arabic.
Reading Fiction, exploration, identity, migration, Islamic spirituality, Arabic
English & Comparative Literature Department
Abdel Nasser, Tahia, "Through the Eyes of Others: Developing Empathy by Reading Fiction by Leila Aboulela" (2017). Audio & Video by Faculty: Webinars, interviews, documentaries, etc.... 177.