|Translator, the (1999) [Novel]|
by Leila Aboulela
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(From the publisher):
Sammar is a young Sudanese widow working as an Arabic translator in a British university. Following the sudden death of her husband, and estranged from her young son, she drifts - grieving, isolated and exiled from the warmth and colours of her home.
Slowly life returns when she finds herself falling in love with Rae, a Scottish academic. Twice divorced and a self-proclaimed cynic, to Sammar he seems to come from another world. Separated by culture and faith, but drawn to each other, this is a story about love, both human and divine.
Original title: The Translator
Genre: Fiction→ Religious→ Islam
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant