Al-Tayyib Salih passes away

It is with sadness that we note the passing of novelist Al-Tayyib Salih (الطيّب صالح).  He was born 12 July 1928in Karmakol, in northern Sudan and died 18 February 2009.

Salih is most well known for Season of Migration to the North ( موسم الهجرة إلى الشمال Mawsim al-Hiǧra ilā ash-Shamāl ), a classic post-colonial Sudanese novel originally published in Arabic in 1966.  Salih was a writer of truly universal proportions, and one whose work will continue to resonate through coming generations.  He is survived by his wife, Julia, and three daughters, Zainab, Sara and Samira.

For more about the author and his life:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/936/cu1.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/20/obituary-tayeb-salih

http://www.pfd.co.uk/clients/saliht/b-aut.html

http://collegerelations.vassar.edu/2001/677/
http://maduba.free.fr/mawsim.htm -”Lire Saison de la migration vers le Nord de Tayeb Sâlih”, by Salah NATIJ, in Website : Maduba/Invitation à l’adab
Tayeb Salih (Alain Mourgue. In french)

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