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Season of Migration to the North with Leila Aboulela

Ep. 17

Tayeb Salih in London. The novelist Leila Aboulela meets Henry in London to discuss Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North, which was voted the most important Arab novel of the 20th century by the Arab Literary Academy in Damascus. The novel is set in both a small village in northern Sudan and various locations in London, the city that Tayeb Salih made his home. Leila and Henry visit Victoria Station, Speaker’s Corner, the London Central Mosque, the Old Bailey and Cleopatra’s Needle.


Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (Penguin Modern Classics)


Leila Aboulela


The Translator by Leila Aboulela


The Minaret by Leila Aboulela


London Central Mosque


The Old Bailey


The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih (NYRB Classics)

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