By the internationally bestselling author of The Map of Love
Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo. She is the author of Aisha, Sandpiper, In the Eye of the Sun and the bestselling novel The Map of Love which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999. She has translated I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti from Arabic into English. She also is a journalist and commentator and her work is syndicated throughout the world, and a collection of her journalism, Mezzaterra, was published in 2004.
'Ahdaf Soueif is one of the most extraordinary chroniclers of sexual politics now writing' Edward Said 'A convincing and skilful writer' Sunday Times 'There is lively, lucid writing here, vivid description and sharply observed dialogue' The Times 'Highly unusual and richly impressive ... The author weaves a circle round us thrice with the touch of a born sorceress' Guardian