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Minaret

(2005)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In her Muslim hijab, with her down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans. Twenty years ago, Najwa, then at university in Khartoum, would never have imagined that one day she would be a maid. An upper class westernised Sudanese, her dreams were to marry well and raise a family. Then a coup forces the young woman and her family into political exile in London. The years that follow hold more trials for Najwa and the realization that she has come down in the world. But she finds solace - in her visits to the Regents Park Mosque, the companionship among the Muslims she meets there and strength in the hijab she adopts. Her dreams of love may have shattered but her awakening to Islam has given her a different peace. Then Najwa meets Tamer, the intense, lonely younger brother of her employer. They find a common bond in faith and slowly, silently, begin to fall in love

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Minaret
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-4176-9764-4 / 978-1-4176-9764-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Minaret
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 0-7475-7626-2 / 978-0-7475-7626-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Minaret
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 0-7475-7942-3 / 978-0-7475-7942-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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1601 : USA Paperback
Title: Minaret: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 0-8021-7014-5 / 978-0-8021-7014-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Cat, Grove/Atlantic,
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Minaret
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Minaret
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Minaret: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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