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The Map of Love

The Map of Love

It is the turn of the century. The widowed Lady Anna Winterbourne meets Sharif Pash al-Barudi, an Egyptian nationalist in Cairo. She represents the antithesis of everything he stands for but they fall in love and marry. Intertwined with their story is the story of Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and Omar-al-Ghamrawi, both descendents of Anna and Sharif, who face the same challenges to their love. Through Anna’s letters and journals, Omar’s sister Amal and Isabel piece together the tales of love across cultures and different generations.


About the Author

Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She is the author of Aisha, Sandpiper, the internationally acclaimed In the Eye of the Sun and The Map of Love, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1999. Ahdaf Soueif lives in London and Cairo.