The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories. Tayeb SALIH.

The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories.

London: Heinemann, 1968. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, illustrated by Ibrahim Salahi. SIGNED and INSCRIBED to the flyleaf by both Salih and Johnson-Davies. Octavo, pp.120. Publisher's original blue cloth binding in pictorial dustwrapper. Book is fine. Some toning to white areas of jacket; price-clipped. Near fine. A rare autograph. Tayed Salih was the foremost Sudanese author on the global stage, studying at University of Khartoum then the University of London. He lived and wrote for much of his career in the British capital. His first book 'Season of Migration to the North' (1969) was declared "the most important Arabic novel of the 20th century" by the Arab Literary Academy. The Wedding of Zein was dramatised in Libya and was a prize-winner at the Cannes Film Festival in the '70s. The title story of this collection is a comic novella centering on the unlikely nuptials of the town eccentric Zein. The prestigious Altayeb Salih Prize for Creative Writing was founded in his honour. Item #48873

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