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RIP Tayeb Salih

PUBLISHED: February 25, 2009

Season of Migration to the NorthThe death last week of the great Sudanese novelist, Tayeb Salih, went largely without comment in this country, subsumed perhaps in stimulus news and the flotsam of daily life. Those searching for a novel about the modern Arab world (or just a great novel) should buy his brilliant Season of Migration to the North, or The Wedding of Zein. According to Laila Lalami, NYRB Classics is re-releasing Season of Migration to the North in April, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.

A moment of silence, and a few remembrances:

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