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

“نحن بمقاييس العالم الصناعي الاوروبي فلاحون فقراء لكني حين اعانق جدي احس بالغني كانني نغمة من دقات الكون نفسه”
Tayeb Salih, موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال

“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”
Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

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