In her Muslim hijab, with her down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans. Twenty years ago, Najwa, then at university in Khartoum, would never have imagined that one day she would be a maid. An upper class westernised Sudanese, her dreams were to marry well and raise a family. Then a coup forces the young woman and her family into political exile in London. The years that follow hold more trials for Najwa and the realization that she has come down in the world. ...

Minaret 2006, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747579427

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Minaret 2005, Grove Press, Black Cat, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802170149

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Minaret 2005, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747576266