BANIPAL 53 The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer
Banipal 55 and SUDANESE LITERATURE










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Sudanese writers have been crowding onto the Arab literary scene in increasing numbers, making headway in several pan-Arab literary projects and prizes. With the majority of them living out of the country in the Arab Gulf or in Europe, they are creating almost a virtual Sudanese literary scene, one that cannot be silenced or censored.


Tamer’s contribution to contemporary Arabic literature cannot be underestimated – in his language, his style, his topics and above all his satire and black humour. His writings refute every stereotype held about the Arab world in the west, and have therefore not proved popular with mainstream Anglophone publishers
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