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Season of Migration to the North: The Work of Tayeb Salih


May 1 | Scandinavia House | NYC

With Elias Khoury, Laila Lalami, Bruce Robbins, and Raja Shehadeh

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, who died earlier this year, was a towering figure in modern Arabic literature. His masterpiece, Season of Migration to the North, dramatizes the unpredictable, sometimes deadly, interactions of politics, religion, historical memory, and sexual desire in postcolonial Sudan. An international group of contemporary writers will read from and discuss Salih’s work in commemoration of his life and celebration of his achievements. Edwin Frank, NYRB Classics series editor, will introduce.

Cosponsored by NYRB Classics and The American-Scandinavian Foundation


• Entire event

• Reading in Arabic from Season of Migration to the North
• Laila Lalami
• Raja Shehadeh
• Bruce Robbins
• Elias Khoury

PEN Blogs

• Michael Kelleher:
I think if I return to NYC for this event next year, I am going to attend only events about whose subject I know nothing.  This was the case with “Season of Migration to the North: The Work of Tayeb Salih,” during which I learned quite a lot. [More]


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