In the Name of Modernity: The Present’s Double Conflict in Salih’s Novels

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2014-06
Authors
Abbas,Eiman
Eldood,Hamid
Albooni, Gamar
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University of Khartoum
Abstract
In most of his works, Tayeb Salih contemplates the complex issue of tradition versus modernity. He eloquently demonstrates the resilience of traditional society in the face of the challenges of modernisation. At the same time the confusion of those who were enticed and tempted by the lure of the west is examined against the background of the dignity and relative stability of traditional village life. In his works, and particularly in Season, Salih tackles the issue of tradition and change within the context of the ever controversial East-West theme. He ingeniously presents the bewilderment and dilemma of having to choose between adhering to the original identity and following the example of western civilization at the expense of the original culture and its values.
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Modernity,Present’s double,conflict,Salih’s Novels
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