Why is "Season of Migration to the North" a masterpiece of the 20th century Arab fiction and post-colonial Arab fiction in particular?
December 13, 2015
Since reading “Seasons of Migration to the North” by Tayeb Salih in high school I realized the book was a masterpiece and this presentation seeks to uncover exaclty why through an intensive examination of the themes, language and context of the book. The presentation uses the four paradigms of “exile”, the metaphor of the village and the Nile, sexuality and post-colonialism to unpack what made this book so revolutionary then and still so relevant today.
Sources & Future References
- Tayeb Saleh, Seasons of Migration to the North
- The Development of Contemporary Literature in Sudan by Eiman El Nour
- Representations of Identity In Three Modern
- Podcast: Underappreciated: Sudanese Author Tayeb Salih
- A Dream of Reconciliation Between Tradition and Liberalism, by Dr. Sameer M. Al-Shraah
- http://communiteam.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Edward-Said-Reflexions-on-exile.pdf – Edward Said’s “Reflections on Exile”
- https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52549/who-am-i-without-exile, Mahmoud Darwiche’s poem “Who am I without exile?”
- Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Grove Press, 1967.
- Mitchell, Timothy Colonising Eygpt. Cambrige University Press, 1988.
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