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Tayeb Salih

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Tayeb Salih is a noted Sudanese writer. Born in northern Sudan in 1929 he left for England to receive an education and has spent much of the rest of his life living abroad. His works are overtly political dealing with themes such as colonization and gender. He is best known for his novel Season of Migration to the North, but is also considered one of the best short story writers working in Arabic today. Salih has studied both western and Arab literature, philosophy, and society and both cultures intermingle in his works.

Other than writing he has worked for the Arabic language branch of the BBC, and has worked for UNESCO and the government of Qatar.

Works

  • The Wedding of Zein
  • Season of Migration to the North - 1967

See also:

  • Waïl S. Hassan Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fictionde:Tayeb Salih
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