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Abū Zayd, Laylá 1950-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 3,708 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PJ7808.Z22, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laylá Abū Zayd
The last chapter : a novel by Laylá Abū Zayd( )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Arabic and English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many aspects of Moroccan society are also explored through the other clashes of the modern and the traditional in Aisha's life. The workplace and corruption, the struggle for women's rights, the clash between Islamic and Western values as well as with the older practices of sorcery and witchcraft, and the conflict between colonial and native language use are all intertwined in a narrative that is both forceful and often poetic."--Jacket
Year of the elephant : a Moroccan woman's journey toward independence, and other stories by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France. This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran."--Website of University of Texas Press (Oct. 31, 2010)
al-Mudīr, wa-qiṣaṣ ukhrá min al-Maghrib by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amrīkā : al-wajh al-ākhar by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essay presenting facts and impressions of the author upon her first visit to America, and particularly Texas. She went to Texas for studies, and her book describes historical, economic and social conditions from her perspective
Biḍʻ sunbulāt khuḍar by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Arabic and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to childhood : the memoir of a modern Moroccan woman by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leila Abouzeid, author of Year of the Elephant, has translated her childhood memoir into English. Against the background of Morocco's struggle for independence from French colonial rule, Abouzeid charts her deeply personal journey through family conflicts ignited by the country's civil unrest."--BOOK JACKET
Eine Verstossene geht ihren Weg : Roman by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langue maternelle et diaspora maghrébine = al-Lughah al-umm wa-al-shatāt al-Maghāribī( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biḍʻ sunbulāt khuḍr by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Akhṭal : ṣūrat ḥizb wa-qabīlah by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of the Prophet : a biography of Prophet Mohammed by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prophet Muhammad brought into the world the religion of Islam in its final form. His life continues to inspire millions and millions of people around the world. The Biography of Prophet Mohammed is the first to be written by a Muslim Woman and modern creative writer. The author wrote it in English without adding personal interpretations or comments. She wants the audience to do their own reading and find their own interpretations. Why a Muslim woman biographer of Prophet Mohammed? A simple answer is why not? Many modern Muslim women have the education and, hence, the authority to tackle suck projects. But the author did not have gender in mind when she first thought of writing this biography. The idea simply came to her as it would to any writer, reflecting the current prominence of Islam on the international scene and the resulting ignorance and prejudice of islamophobia. -- from publishers
The Director and other stories from Morocco by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New stories by Leila Abouzeid, the noted Moroccan writer, constitute an event for both East and West, for, as in her critically acclaimed novel, Year of the Elephant, the author cuts across cultural and national boundaries to offer fiction that has meaning for both Western and Middle Eastern readers. The stories in this volume deal with issues both traditional and modern-relations between parents and children, between husbands and wives, and between citizens of newly independent Morocco and its new nationalist representative government. Independence from French colonial rule has brought many changes to Morocco - some more beneficial than others. Women have entered the work force in great numbers, a development which has brought them new freedoms, but which has also caused problems within the traditional family. Abouzeid shows us how these changes have affected ordinary men and women, how small everyday events loom large in individual lives. To her crisp style, reminiscent of some Western realist novelists, she adds elements of Arabic fiction - the oral story-telling technique, for example
al-Gharīb : qiṣaṣ min al-Maghrib by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻĀmm al-fīl by Laylá Abū Zayd( )

2 editions published in 1983 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhạmmad al-Khāmis : mundhu iʻtilā'ihi ʻarsh al-Maghrib ilá yawm wafātihi by Rom Landau( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Akhṭal by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of Moroccan youth : creative writing by and for students of English by Lucy L Melbourne( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baʻd sunbulat khudr by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥayāt al-Rasūl Ṣallá Allāh ʻAlayhi wa-Sallam = Ḥayāt ar-Rasūl = The life of the Messenger by Laylá Abū Zayd( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malkūm iks : sīrah dhātīyah by Malcolm X( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Arabic and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) ranks among the most important nonfiction books of the twentieth century and is a seminal work of the autobiography genre. Told in direct and affecting prose, the book follows Malcolm's life through its many phases: his life as a zoot-suited hustler on the streets of Harlem; his rise through the ranks of the Nation of Islam; and, finally, his pilgrimage to Mecca and rethinking of his stances on racism, politics, and spirituality. Beginning with a frightening scene of the Ku Klux Klan driving his family away from Malcolm's birthplace in Omaha, Nebraska, the book's clear and concise style makes an excellent vehicle for Malcolm's depiction of his life and evolving philosophy. He describes the disintegration of his family in Depression-era Michigan as well as his high times as a dandy hustler on the streets of Boston and New York. The twin shadows of racism and prejudice are forever present. As a child, Malcolm experiences both racism's outright horror as well as its subtler, institutionalized incarnation. As a young adult, he straightens his hair and adopts the dress and culture of the white world, slowly but surely working his way toward prison through drugs and crime
 
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Year of the elephant : a Moroccan woman's journey toward independence, and other stories
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Alternative Names
Abouzeïd, Leïla 1950-

Abū Zaid, Lailā 1950-

Abū Zayd, Laylā 1950-

Abūzaid, Lailā 1950-

AbuZayd, Layla 1950-

Abuzeyd, Leila 1950-

Lailā Abū-Zaid 1950-

Leila Abouzeid

Leila Abouzeid écrivaine marocaine

Leila Abouzeid escritora marroquí

Leila Abouzeid Moroccan writer

Leila Abouzeid schrijfster uit Marokko

Лейла Абузеид

أبو الزيد، ليلى

ابو زيد، ليل، 1950-

‏أبو زيد، ليلى.

أبو زيد ليلى 1950

أبوزيد، ليلى

ليلى أبو زيد، 1950-

ليلى أبو زيد كاتبة مغربية

Languages
English (81)

Arabic (75)

French (6)

German (1)