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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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed Tayeb Salih's noel "Season of Migration to the North." Salih is a wonderful writer -- he paints incredible word pictures. In addition, as the story progressed, it never went where I ... Read full review

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The story is set in the 1960s and is told my a young man who has returned to his village on the Nile in Sudan. Back home, he sees a stranger who is not familiar to him, Mustafa Sa'eed. Mustafa has ... Read full review


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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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