**Pr. Ilhem Serir
Abou Bekr Belkaid University
Leila Aboulela’s second novel Minaret (2005) is a narrative telling the traumatic journey of Najwa from being the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese politician who was executed and his family forced to flee Khartoum, to a new foreign land, London. Her life changed considerably from a western-minded young lady in Sudan to a religious maid in London. From the opening of the novel Aboulela draws a portrait of resignation from her protagonist, explicitly demonstrating the traumatic experience through the narrative’s structure, the fragmented identity, the migrant experience and the physical and spatial dislocation.