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Distinction between North and South in ‘Season of Migration to the North’

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Distinction between North and South in 'Season of Migration to the North' The ways in which the author, Tayeb Salih, illustrates the difference between North and South is slightly unclear in the sense in which he portrays the characters feelings towards the North. To look at the differences in a better light I will show what Tayeb Salih writes in his novel about the North and compare this view with one that he illustrates in the South. A very significant part of the book is page three in which the protagonist has just returned. He is being questioned by all of those he left behind. ...read more.


You can tell that in addition to thinking the same of the two cultures he also describes the way in which both societies are corrupt as well as imperfect and more or less faulty. So in this passage it is shown that there are outside values which may seem different between the cultures but deep down the two cultures are almost exactly the same. On pages 14 and 15 the protagonist is drinking with Mustafa and other men. He is confronted with the horror of an outsider living inside his home village. Defining outsider to the protagonist it is a person other than that of his culture or country; foreign. ...read more.


The protagonist shows how this is greatly the case among many African/Sudanese peoples. The 'northern' world however is ever more open to other cultures, very much so in comparison to the southern cultures, and therefore shows a huge culture difference. The southern cultures are many and different. This is because communications between them are little. This makes sure that a specific culture remains the same and untouched by others, making the culture even more closed, as it were. One last point I wish to make concerning the difference in culture between the North and South is one concerning the slow infiltration of a different more universal of northern culture into that of the African persons. ...read more.

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