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Ahdaf Soueif

Biography

Ahdaf Soueif was born in 1950 in Cairo. As a child she lived in England for sometime while her mother was studying for her Ph. D. She returned to England to study for a doctorate in linguistics, after studying English literature at the University of Cairo, and remained there. Her books are written in English and only later translated into Arabic. She was married to the late Ian Hamilton. Their son is the writer Omar Robert Hamilton.

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Ahdaf Soueif: Developing a Euro-Arab Literature
Nile blues (article by Soueif on Egyptian views of the West)
Interview
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Bibliography

1983 Aisha
1992 In the Eye of the Sun
1996 Sandpiper
1999 The Map of Love
2003 City of Light and Shadow (with Adam Zagajewski and John Hall)
2004 Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground
2007 I Think of You
2012 Cairo: My City, Our Revolution
2014 Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed