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Ahdaf Soueif
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  • About this Author
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Ahdaf Soueif is the author of two novels, In the Eye of the Sun and The Map of Love, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1999; a story collection, I Think of You; and an essay collection, Mezzaterra: Notes from the Common Ground. She lives in Cairo, where she was born.

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I Saw Ramallah

Written by Mourid Barghouti
Translated by Ahdaf Soueif
Introduction by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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Cairo
Memoir of a City Transformed
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95

When throngs of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, Ahdaf Soueif—author, journalist, lifelong progressive—was among them. Now, in this deeply personal work, Soueif summons her storytelling talents to trace her city’s—and nation’s—ongoing transformation. 

She writes of the youth who led the revolts, and of the... Read more >
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Cairo
Memoir of a City Transformed
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $24.95

From the best-selling author of The Map of Love, here is a bracing firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution—told with the narrative instincts of a novelist, the gritty insights of an activist, and the long perspective of a native Cairene.

Since January 25, 2011, when thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Cairo
Memoir of a City Transformed
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $11.99

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I Think of You
Stories
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $14.00

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... Read more >
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I Think of You
Stories
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $9.99

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In the Eye of the Sun

Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2000
Price: $25.00

Set amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this marvelously vivid novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the often hidden lives of Arab women today. It tells the story of Asya, a brilliant young woman who grows up in the luxurious world of the Egyptian elite... Read more >
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In the Eye of the Sun

Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: eBook, 816 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $19.99

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The Map of Love
A Novel
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $16.00

Booker Prize Finalist

With her first novel, In the Eye of the Sun, Ahdaf Soueif garnered comparisons to Tolstoy, Flaubert, and George Eliot. In her latest novel, which was shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize, she combines the romantic skill of the nineteenth-century novelists with a very modern sense of culture and... Read more >
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The Map of Love
A Novel
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Mezzaterra
Fragments from the Common Ground
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $14.95

From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love—an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world.

The twenty-five years’ worth of criticism and commentary collected here have earned Ahdaf Soueif a... Read more >
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Mezzaterra
Fragments from the Common Ground
Written by Ahdaf Soueif


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 7, 2010
Price: $13.99

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