Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North

History / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper examines cultural misconception, reverse colonization and identity affirmation in regards to the Arab World with Tayeb Salih’s `Season of Migration to the North`.

This paper examines the Arab world as it appears in Tayeb Salih’s “Season of Migration to the North”. The Arab World and its people share a long and harrowing history that has been marked by oppression, war, and foreign intervention and domination. The paper describes historical processes within the Arab world such as European colonization that led to interaction between the Eastern culture and the Western culture. “Season of Migration to the North” is a story about a Sudany who lives in England. This path of cultural exchange, along with the effects that this interaction produced, also symbolizes the central theme of the story.
“According to the descendants of Daniel Webster, the term society can be broadly defined as either people in general or a community. Modern sociologists as well as contemporary historians, however, might refute this definition with the argument that it is too simplistic or elementary to adequately express the complicated network represented by this term. Individual society or society in general, they might argue, is a complex concept involving an interlocking framework structured by a wide variety of changing elements and influences. A framework, they might add, that we as humans shape as it simultaneously shapes us as humans.”


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