Talk by Malek Rasamny
Modern Sudanese Literature and Tayeb Salih: a close reading of “Seasons of Migration to the North”
Originally presented in NYC (also presented in Montreal)
View slides here.
Since reading “Seasons of Migration to the North” by Tayeb Salih in high school I realized the book was a masterpiece and this presentation seeks to uncover exaclty why through an intensive examination of the themes, language and context of the book. The presentation uses the four paradigms of “exile”, the metaphor of the village and the Nile, sexuality and post-colonialism to unpack what made this book so revolutionary then and still so relevant today.
Sources & Future References
- Tayeb Saleh, Seasons of Migration to the North
- The Development of Contemporary Literature in Sudan by Eiman El Nour
- Representations of Identity In Three Modern
- Podcast: Underappreciated: Sudanese Author Tayeb Salih
- A Dream of Reconciliation Between Tradition and Liberalism, by Dr. Sameer M. Al-Shraah
- http://communiteam.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Edward-Said-Reflexions-on-exile.pdf – Edward Said’s “Reflections on Exile”
- https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52549/who-am-i-without-exile, Mahmoud Darwiche’s poem “Who am I without exile?”
- Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Grove Press, 1967.
- Mitchell, Timothy Colonising Eygpt. Cambrige University Press, 1988.
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