Leila Aboulela on identity, character development & tips for tackling writers block
The stories we tell
On this episode, Nicole speaks with award winning Sudanese writer, Leila Aboulela. They discuss the role identity plays in the stories we tell, the character development process and unique ways to deal with readers and writers block.
Writing Cross Cultural Folktales to Reflect Modern Times with Leila Aboulela
The Savvy Creative
What happens when three friends get together to talk about writing? In this episode, have fun with us as co-host, Zvezdana Rashkovich returns with our guest, award-winning author, Leila Aboulela, Listen as Leila shares her journey, starting with leaving Sudan for Scotland with two young children, and how she and Zvezdana revisited their childhood in Sudan. Leila also shares about having her novels critiqued in the academic field and the piracy authors face with their books. And if you're having trouble writing, reading, or just trying to focus through the pandemic, you may be feeling 'Rona Anxiety' and thinking about priorities differently. If you're writing a novel and thinking, "should I add COVID or not?", then listen as we talk about if and why adding social distancing, masks, and other new regulations will make our writing more realistic or not. There are so many things to talk about here, and it's all FUN with Writing Friends! Bird Summons is available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bird-Summons-Leila-Aboulela/dp/147460093X/More about Leila Aboulela: www.leila-aboulela.com Follow Leila Aboulela: Facebook: @LeilaAboulelaOfficialInstagram: @leilaaboulelaSubscribe to Zvezdana's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVMzmGnPyuuOXoQticAXzBQ Get more exclusive offers, giveaways and updates from The Savvy Creative: https://mailchi.mp/143cb46dab1e/podcast-subs-general
Leila Aboulela is a Sudanese writer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. An author of 5 novels , 2 short story collections and plays that have been broadcast on the BBC radio. She is also a Caine prize winner. Leila lets us take a peek through her writing journey as a woman of color and of Arabic/ Islamic descent , a voice that’s rare and refreshing on the Diasporan-African writer terrain. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lucie-chihandae/support
Leila Aboulela at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (09.11.19)
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The Whichkitabu podcast: Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela. Part 2.
The WhichKitabu Podcast
Another beautiful fireplace conversation out in the wild reviewing Leila Aboulela's book, Elsewhere, Home. Join us, Mary and Musa as we delve deep in this beautiful work of literature produced by an amazing African writer.
Leila Aboulela, Elsewhere, Home with DONNA FREED, Author of The Week
Leila talks in-depth to Donna about her life in writing as an award winning novelist and playwright. Leila moved to Aberdeen following her husband with a baby and small child. Even though she had never considered being an author she frequented the library and found solace in the feminist novels she read. Reading inspired Leila to write. #RadioGorgeous #Author #Syria
Leila Aboulela is a Sudanese-born writer whose work, written in English, has received critical acclaim and a high profile for its distinctive exploration of identity, migration and Islamic spirituality. Highlighting the challenges facing Muslims in Europe and “telling the stories of flawed complex characters who struggle to make choices using Muslim logic”, Aboulela’s work explores significant political issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices