Why the Sudanese statistician swapped percentiles for prose after a journey of 5,000 miles

Leila Aboulela’s literature strikes a chord with Muslim Readers 

Writing as spiritual offering – an interview in World Literature Today

Leila takes readers on a tour of the Granite City 

From A Wrinkle in Time to An Orchestra of Minorities Leila chooses 5 Books with a Mystical Dimension.

Review of Bird Summons in the Washington Post

In this podcast, Leila visits the London locations of Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North

Leila discusses writing and her books at a special event in Cambridge Muslim College 

Interview with Donna Kozberg in Publishers Weekly

Interview with Arifa Akbar in The Independent 

Anita Sethi reviews Lyrics Alley in The Telegraph

From Outcasts to Secret Agents: Leila recommends top Sudanese books

In the Studio- BBC World Service. Writing the Stories of Scotland and Sudan.

Academic Article on The Kindness of Enemies: Fiction in Contest with History? Faith, Resilience and the War on Terror by Yousef Awad

Free to Pray. An essay commissioned by the Edinburgh Book Festival for The Freedom Papers

Short Film. Leila visits her old school in Khartoum

The New York Times Saturday Profile

Academic Article on The Translator. Translating Silence, Transmitting Faith by Alaa Alghamdi

Lyrics Alley on the Guardian’s choice of the Best Books On Sudan

Minaret on Buzzfeed’s list of Novels on Muslim Life that Shouldn’t Be Missed

An interview with Anita Sethi in The Observer

Mike Philips reviews Minaret in The Guardian

Review and discussion of Minaret in Muslima Media Watch

Kaima L. Glover reviews The Translator for The New York Times

The Caine Prize for African Writing

Anita Sethi reviews Lyrics Alley in The Telegraph

BBC World Book Club speaks to Leila Aboulela about her novel Minaret.

Read the entry at the British Council Literature website

Fiction as Translation’ – an interdisciplinary lecture presented at the Oriental Hall, AUC, Tahrir Square

On Aspen Public Radio First Draft- a dialogue on writing