It’s The Stacks Book Club day, and we’re discussing the classic Sudanese novel, Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih. We’re joined again by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, author of Son of Elsewhere, to break down this novel that explores the tensions at the heart of colonialism. We also discuss the ways we project current events onto classic literature, how important an author’s own biography is to understanding the text, and that ending!
There are spoilers in today’s episode.
Be sure to listen all the way to end of the episode to find out what our August book club pick will be!
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
- Son of Elsewhere by Elamin Abdelmahmoud
- Denys Johnson-Davies
- Laila Lalami
- Othello by William Shakespeare
- The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
- Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “The Scapegoat” (William Holman Holt, 1854-1855)
- Reggie Bailey (@reggiereads)
- Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela
- How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
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