Season of Migration to the North

Introduction

Season of Migration to the North (Arabic: موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال‎ Mawsim al-Hiǧra ilā ash-Shamāl) is a classic post-colonial Sudanese novel by the novelist Tayeb Salih. Originally published in Arabic in 1966, it has since been translated into more than twenty languages.[1] Salih was fluent in both English and Arabic, but chose to pen this novel in Arabic.[2] The English translation was published in 1969 as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series. The novel is a counternarrative to Heart of Darkness. It was described by Edward Said as one of the six great novels in Arabic literature.[3] In 2001 it was selected by a panel of Arab writers and critics as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century.[4]


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