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Elsewhere, Home

Literaturhaus Basel

This event will be held in English and German

In this collection of stories, Leila Aboulela interweaves the realities of life in Egypt, Sudan and Great Britain; a visit to the old homeland; converting to Islam; growing up as a child in a mixed marriage. Her characters cannot be truly at home ‘elsewhere’, but their experiences of migration make their original ‘homeland’ equally foreign. “Aboulela’s talent is to find the nuances that undermine the clichés.” (Susanna Petrin, NZZ)

You can attend this event in person or online.

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