Tayeb Salih Writing Styles in Season of Migration to the North

Tayeb Salih
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The book is written in the first person point of view, with the unnamed narrator telling the story of the main character, Mustafa Sa'eed. This means the reader sees the action of the novel through the eyes of the narrator and learns the details as the narrator learns them. This is one of the restrictions involved in the use of the first person.

The second chapter of the book involves Mustafa telling the narrator his story. It is also written in the first person and the reader must be aware that the person is different than the narrator.

The use of the first person makes the story more personal because it is being told by the narrator who is present at the events as they unfold. The problem with the use of the first person is that the reader is not privy to any events that...

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