Season of Migration to the North

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Three Continents Press, 1980 - Fiction - 169 pages
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A brilliant Sudanese student takes his mix of anger and obsession with the West to London, where he has affairs with women who are similarly obsessed with the mysterious East. Life, ecstasy and death share the same moment in time.--Cover.

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a brilliant "reverse-writing" of The Heart of Darkness - Goodreads
But i must say the ending was my favourite. - Goodreads
... easy read but full of imagery and metaphors. - Goodreads
And as promised the ending crescendo totally kicks. - Goodreads

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Three stars instead of four due to awful sexual politics. Like most books, this would have been better if it had been written by a woman. Read full review

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User Review  - Serena - Goodreads

beautifully written although i read the translated version as opposed to tayeb's arabic. i tried to like mostafa in the beginning but it transformed into sympathy and disgust. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Denys Johnson-Davies has lived much of his life in the Middle East and has published fifteen volumes of modern Arabic literature. He lives in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, and Spain. Roger Allen is Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "The Arabic Novel" (1994) and "Modern Arabic Literature" (1987).

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