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Ahdaf Soueif () (born March 23, 1950) is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator.

Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She studied for a PhD in linguistics at the University of Lancaster.?Her debut novel, In the Eye of the Sun (1993), set in Egypt and England, recounts the maturing of Asya, a beautiful Egyptian who, by her own admission, "feels more comfortable with art than with life." Her second novel The Map of Love (1999) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has been translated into 21 languages and sold over a million copies. She has also published two works of short stories, Aisha (1983) and Sandpiper(1996) - a selection from which was combined in the collection I Think Of You in 2007, and 'Stories Of Ourselves' in 2010.

Soueif writes primarily in English, but her Arabic-speaking readers say they can hear the Arabic through the English. She translated Mourid Barghouti's I Saw Ramallah (with a foreword by Edward Said) from Arabic into English.

Along with in-depth and sensitive readings of Egyptian history and politics, Soueif also writes about Palestinians in her fiction and non-fiction. A shorter version of "Under the Gun: A Palestinian Journey" was originally published in The Guardian and then printed in full in Soueif's recent collection of essays, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground (2004) and she wrote the introduction to the NYRB's reprint of Jean Genet's Prisoner of Love. In 2008 she initiated the first Palestine Festival of Literature.

In 2007, Soueif was one of more than 100 artists and writers who signed an open letter initiated by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism and the South West Asian, North African Bay Area Queers (SWANABAQ) and calling on the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival "to honor calls for an international boycott of Israeli political and cultural institutions, by discontinuing Israeli consulate sponsorship of the LGBT film festival and not cosponsoring events with the Israeli consulate."[1][2]

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Total Books: 38
Cairo Memoir of a City Transformed
2014 - Cairo Memoir of a City Transformed (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345803511
ISBN-10: 0345803515
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Reflections on Islamic Art
2012 - Reflections on Islamic Art [English edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789992142806
ISBN-10: 9992142804
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cairo
2012 - Cairo (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747549628
ISBN-10: 0747549621
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel
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Cairo My City Our Revolution
2012 - Cairo My City Our Revolution (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408826072
ISBN-10: 1408826070
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Reflections
2011 - Reflections [Eng HB] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789992142608
ISBN-10: 999214260X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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War With No End
2007 - War with No End (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844671847
ISBN-10: 1844671844
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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I Think of You Stories
2007 - I Think of You Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307277213
ISBN-10: 0307277216
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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I Think of You
2007 - I Think of You (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747588191
ISBN-10: 0747588198
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mezzaterra Fragments from the Common Ground
2005 - Mezzaterra Fragments From the Common Ground (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781400096633
ISBN-10: 1400096634
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I Saw Ramallah
2005 - I Saw Ramallah (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747574705
ISBN-10: 0747574707
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Mezzaterra
2004 - Mezzaterra (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747577256
ISBN-10: 0747577250
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Die Landkarte der Liebe
2003 - Die Landkarte Der Liebe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442446018
ISBN-10: 3442446015
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Lady Pacha
2001 - Lady Pacha (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782253150367
ISBN-10: 2253150363
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The Map of Love
2000 - The Map of Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385720113
ISBN-10: 0385720114
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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The Map of Love
2000 - The Map of Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747545637
ISBN-10: 0747545634
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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In the Eye of the Sun
2000 - In the Eye of the Sun (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385720373
ISBN-10: 0385720378
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Map of Love
2000 - Map of Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747549253
ISBN-10: 0747549257
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Sandpiper
1997 - Sandpiper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747530817
ISBN-10: 0747530815
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Aisha
1996 - Aisha (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747525363
ISBN-10: 0747525366
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Soho Square
Soho Square (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747502319
ISBN-10: 0747502315
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Map of Love 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century
The Map of Love 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century [21st Birthday Celebratory Edn] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747590026
ISBN-10: 0747590028
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Mapa Del Amor/ the Map of Love [Narrativa - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)