Minaret (Leila Aboulela)

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Reviewed by IMAN MOHAMMED

In her 2005 book Minaret Leila Aboulela focuses the lens on Najwa. Najwa’s downturned gaze and hijab makes her a modest Muslim woman to her mosque friends and an obedient maid to her employers. In London Najwa learns to live the role of the invisible figures that catered to her as a young university student in Khartoum…