Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Translator by Leila Aboulela

The story of (oddly enough) a translator:) This is about a Sudanese widow who has embraced her Islamic religion. She is living in Scotland when she start working as an Arabic translator for an Islamic scholar who is not a believer. After they fall in love she must decide what is stronger, her love or her faith. What this novel explores with great finesse is the true nature of faith. What it means to be faithful and what it means to give your life over to that. The language in this novel is a joy to read and the story is lovely. Highly enjoyable and different look at the Islamic faith.


zia said...

Good to hear! I added this to my library pile on Thursday.

Distar said...

I just started reading this today- and already it sounds wonderful.
What a lovely site you have- I've bookmarked it.