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Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
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Nov 16, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, history, religion, islam, international-writers-book-club
Recommended to Hubert by: Book Reading Group
Recommended for: anyone.
Read from October 09 to 28, 2010 , read count: 1

Stark book, beautifully written. Highly critical of Sudanese during the Colonial period who emigrated to the West (Oxford, Cambridge) only to come back to Sudan to revitalize the country with a supposedly more intelligent outlook. The narration is brilliant: the narrator speaks mainly about the "enigmatic" Mustafa Sa'eed, but he himself was a member of the elite who went abroad for their studies, and the narrator has a chance to evaluate his character as well.

Though the novel is short, Salih says what he needs to say within a compact space, and the novel is richer for it.

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