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Soueif, Ahdaf

Works: 72 works in 314 publications in 13 languages and 6,202 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Essays  Short stories  Poetry  Pictorial works  Sources  Personal narratives  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6069.O78, 823.914
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The map of love by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

88 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Parkman, an American journalist, discovers that her romance with an Egyptian-American conductor is paralleled by her great-grandparents' romance
I saw Ramallah by Murīd Barghūthī( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barred from his homeland after 1967's Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile, shuttling among the world's cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognize the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere "idea of Palestine", he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of "the habitual place and status of a person." A tour de force of memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, I saw Ramallah is a deeply humane book, essential to any balanced understanding of today's Middle East
In the eye of the sun by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Eye of the Sun is a brilliant novel of cultural collision that reveals, with startling precision, the hidden life of contemporary Arab women as they confront the West. Set in Egypt and England against a backdrop of political upheaval - the 1967 war, the War of Attrition, the advent of Arab socialism, the death of Nasser, the Camp David accords, the bombing of South Lebanon, the rise of the intifada, and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza - it tells of Asya Ulama (literally, "Asia of the learned clerics"), an Egyptian woman now living in the north of England as a Ph. D. candidate at an unnamed university. Married to Saif Madi - a prudish, repressed, and often sadistic man - Asya begins an affair with Gerald Stone, a boorish, sexually overwhelming Englishman. Burdened by these unfulfilling relationships and her toilsome graduate study, Asya struggles to reconcile the incongruities of language and culture in her life while confronting the vicissitudes of gender and history
Mezzaterra : fragments from the common ground by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twenty-five years' worth of criticism and commentary collected here have earned Ahdaf Soueif a place among our most prominent Arab intellectuals. Clear-eyed and passionate, and syndicated throughout the world, they are the direct result of Soueif's own circumstances of being "like hundreds of thousands of others: people with an Arab or a Muslim background doing daily double-takes when faced with their reflection in a Western mirror." Whether an account of visiting Palestine and entering the Noble Sanctuary for the first time, an interpretation of women who choose to wear the veil, or her post-September 11 reflections, Soueif's essays embody the modern search for identity and community."--Jacket
This is not a border : reportage & reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writers from Alice Walker to Michael Ondaatje to Claire Messud share their thoughts on one of the most vital gatherings of writers and readers in the world. The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008 by authors Ahdaf Soueif, Brigid Keenan, Victoria Brittain and Omar Robert Hamilton. Bringing writers to Palestine from all corners of the globe, it aimed to break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen artistic links with the rest of the world, and to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, "the power of culture over the culture of power." Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, This Is Not a Border is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations."--
I think of you : stories by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction explores the often challenging worlds of men and women who are caught up in a web of social and cultural mores, prescribed ideas about love, lost opportunities, unfulfilled desire, and nostalgia, caught between the Arab world and the West
Aisha by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the highly acclaimed novel which marked the debut of Ahdaf Soueif in 1983. She has since gone on to write In the Eye of the Sun and Sandpiper
Reflections on Islamic art( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 leading writers and thinkers celebrate the riches of Islamic Art in a visually stylish volume produced with the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar and edited by Ahdaf Soueif, best-selling Booker-Prize shortlisted Egyptian-British novelist
Tweets from Tahrir : Egypt's revolution as it unfolded, in the words of the people who made it( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twitter posts of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in early 2011, paint a picture of an uprising in real time. This book brings together a selection of key tweets in a compelling, fastpaced narrative, allowing the story to be told directly by the people who made the revoltution
Sandpiper by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18 days in Tahrir : stories from Egypt's revolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I think of you : selected stories from Aisha and Sandpiper by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zīnat al-ḥayāh by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The things I would tell you : British Muslim women write( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be
Walls of freedom = Judrān al-ḥurrīyah : street art of the Egyptian revolution by Basma Hamdy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Even the army tanks that rolled onto Tahrir Square were immediately adorned with graffiti. This survey of current Egyptian street art looks at the most influential artists who have made their iconic marks on the streets. Spanning Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, this is a document of the volatile and fast-shifting political situation there. Since the start of the Arab revolution the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. * With contributions by experts in the fields of typography, graphic design, sociology and Egyptology These images of the revolution taken by acclaimed photographers and activists places the graffiti of the revolution in a broader context, and examines the historical, socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped the movement
Cairo : my city, our revolution by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the revolution and a personal journey into the city of Ahdaf Soueif's childhood
Aischa : Liebesgeschichten aus Ägypten by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Ägypten ; Frau - Islam - kulturelle Identität
Baghdad brucia : il blog di una giovane irachena by Riverbend( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Think of You by Ahdaf Soueif( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahdaf Soueif, the bestselling author of The Map of Love, writes poignantly and beautifully about love, and about finding one's place in the world. Achingly lyrical, resonant and richly woven, and with a spark of defiance, these stories explore areas of tension'where women and men are ensnared by cultural and social mores and prescribed notions of "love," where the place you are is not the place you want to be. Soueif draws her characters with infinite tenderness and compassion as they inhabit a world of lost opportunities, unfulfilled love, and remembrance of times past. From the Trade Paperback edition
Luci e ombre di una città : immagini di Genova = City of light and shadow : images of Genoa by Ahdaf Soueif( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The map of love
I saw RamallahIn the eye of the sunMezzaterra : fragments from the common groundI think of you : storiesAishaTweets from Tahrir : Egypt's revolution as it unfolded, in the words of the people who made itSandpiper18 days in Tahrir : stories from Egypt's revolution
Alternative Names
Ahdaf Soueif ägyptische Schriftstellerin

Ahdaf Soueif auteur uit Egypte

Ahdaf Soueif Egyptian novelist

Ahdaf Soueif femme de lettres égyptienne

Ahdaf Soueif novelista egipcia

Ahdaf Soueif romancieră egipteană

Suwaif, Ahdāf 1950-

Suwayf, Ahdāf

Suwayf Ahdāf 1950-....

Suwīf, Ahdāf 1950-

אהדאף סוויף מחברת רומנים מצרית

أهداف سويف روائية مصرية

‏سويف، أهداف.

سويف، أهداف، 1950-

سويف، اهدف