Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif

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Ahdaf Soueif (born 23 March 1950) is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator. Her latest book is her memoir of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Cairo: A City Transformed. She is the author of The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1999. She writes regularly for The Guardian in London. Between 2011 and 2015 she had a weekly column in the Arabic-language national daily, al-Shorouk in Cairo. A collection of her essays, Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground, was published in 2004. Her translation (from Arabic into English) of Mourid Barghouti's I Saw Ramallah also came out in 2004. She lives in London and Cairo.