"The Last Chapter" tells the story of Aisha, a young Moroccan woman, and her struggle to find an identity in the Morocco of the second half of the twentieth century. Her story is told through a series of flashbacks, anecdotes, and glimpses of the past, all bound up with a worldview that takes in Morocco, its politics, people, traditions, Islam, and marriage. Aisha's troubled romantic encounters uncover the shifting male and female roles within the Morocco of her lifetime.
Leila Abouzeid began her career as a radio and TV journalist, and also worked as press assistant in government ministries and in the prime minister's office. She is the author of two memoirs, a collection of short stories, and the critically acclaimed novel The Year of the Elephant. The Last Chapter is her second novel.