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Leila Aboulela

1964 - Today

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Leila Fuad Aboulela (Arabic:ليلى فؤاد ابوالعلا; born 1964) is a fiction writer, essayist, and playwright of Sudanese origin based in Aberdeen, Scotland. She grew up in Khartoum, Sudan, and moved to Scotland in 1990 where she began her literary career. Until 2023, Aboulela has published six novels and several short stories, which have been translated into fifteen languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leila Aboulela has received more than 152,000 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Leila Aboulela is the 6,235th most popular writer (down from 5,550th in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 477th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Egyptian Writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 35.05

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.58

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  • 2.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Leila Aboulela ranks 6,235 out of 5,755Before her are Charley Boorman, Ingrid Klimke, Andy Rooney, Becca Fitzpatrick, Zona Gale, and Zoran Stefanović. After her are Valerie Plame, Abdourahman Waberi, Mimoza Ahmeti, Geoffrey A. Landis, Miles Franklin, and Vittorio Arrigoni.

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Among people born in 1964, Leila Aboulela ranks 656Before her are Svilen Rusinov, Letitia Vriesde, Todd Field, Sophie Ward, Serafín Zubiri, and Stefano Cerioni. After her are Jorge Borelli, Houda Nonoo, Doug Ducey, Halla Margrét Árnadóttir, Satoru Mochizuki, and Vyacheslav Maltsev.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Leila Aboulela ranks 539 out of 582Before her are Essam Abdel-Fatah (1965), Wael Ghonim (1980), Mohamed Barakat (1976), Mohamed Aly (1975), Hossam Ghaly (1981), and Sherif Ekramy (1983). After her are Mohamed Nagy (1984), Shikabala (1986), Abdallah El Said (1985), Gehad Grisha (1976), Sarah Hegazi (1989), and Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub (1993).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Leila Aboulela ranks 62Before her are Magdi Allam (1952), Bahaa Taher (1935), Alifa Rifaat (1930), Latifa al-Zayyat (1923), Penelope Lively (1933), and Mona Eltahawy (1967).