Tayeb Salih


Born
in Merowe, al-Dabba, Sudan
January 01, 1929

Died
February 18, 2009

Genre

Influences


The Sudanese writer al-Tayyib Salih (Arabic: الطيب صالح)has been described as the "genius of the modern Arabic novel." He has lived abroad for most of his life, yet his fiction is firmly rooted in the village in which he spent his early years. His most well-known work is the modern classic Mawsim al-hijra ila’l-shamal (1967; Season of Migration to the North), which received great critical attention and brought new vitality to the Arab novel.

Salih has not been a prolific writer; his early work, including Season of Migration to the North, remains the best of his oeuvre. He has received critical acclaim in both the west and the east. In Sudan he is without rival, and his writing has played a considerable part in drawing attention to Sudanese l
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عرس الزين

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مريود

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الأعمال الكاملة

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Romanje na sever; Bender-šah

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في رحاب الجنادرية وأصيلة

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منسي: إنسان نادر على طريقته

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“ياللسخرية .. الإنسان لمجرد أنه خلق عند خط الاستواء ،بعض المجانين يعتبرونه عبداً وبعضهم يعتبره إلهاً .أين الاعتدال؟! أين الاستواء
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الطيب صالح, موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال

“نحن بمقاييس العالم الصناعي الأوروبي فلاحون فقراء لكني حين أعانق جدي احس بالغنى كأنني نغمة من دقات الكون نفسه”
الطيب صالح

“إنك يا سيد مصطفى سعيد رغم تفوقك العلمي رجل غبي، إن في تكوينك الروحي بقعة مظلمة، لقد بددت أعظم طاقة يمنحها الله للناس : طاقة الحب”
الطيب صالح, Season of Migration to the North

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