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Aboulela, Leila, 1964-
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A young Sudanese woman adjusts to life in London on her own in this acclaimed novel.  Najwa spent a pampered childhood as a government official’s daughter in Khartoum.  When a coup leads to her father’s execution, her family flees to England, where her mother soon dies and her brother is imprisoned.  Taking a job as a nanny to a wealthy Arab family, she finds herself as invisible as the Ethiopians who worked for her parents.