University of Newcastle upon Tyne Intl. Summer School Creative Writing: North of Where? Commentary on the power of Symbolism in Tayeb Salih’s story:” . The short story A Handful of Dates, by Tayeb Salih uses many different themes and literary techniques to tell a story of an innocent young boy discovering life’s. A Handful of Dates By: Tayeb Salih. This story is about a young boy whos looks up to his grandfather as a god. They are muslim which means.

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A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Salih

Hussein the merchant took ten; each of the strangers took five. Once the dates had been harvested, the grandfather and others went over towards the dates. The fact that the story- along with other stories by Salih- was celebrated and translated into English by Denis Johnson Davies has helped in bringing about the recognition of Salih’s skilled literary datfs, and has assisted in proving the undisputed importance and utility of translation as a tool to enhance and strengthen ties between peoples and literatures of the world.

Both protagonists learn a lesson from life. I had all but rid my mind of the szlih that jostled in it when I saw the man approaching us, and my grandfather and Daes exchanged glances.


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This was news for me, for I had imagined that the land had belonged to my grandfather ever since God’s Creation. My grandfather then continued: I remembered Masood’s remark to me when he had once seen me playing with the branch of a young palm tree: Narrated in the first person by a man looking back at an incident when he was a child the reader realises after dqtes the story that Salih may be exploring the theme of connection.

Each time he married he sold me a feddan or two. They are muslim which means that they go to mosque.

Hawla Thulathiat El Tayeb Salih: Dermot Post Author December 22, 7: The action of this story, as with many of sailh stories written by El Tayeb Salih, occurs in the fictional setting of the village of Wad Hamid, which is in Central Sudan. Notes on Tayeb Salih’s: The Modern Sudanese Novel. I also think that.

Do you see all those date palms? It may be felt in the careful use of character phrases in the same way as it is displayed in fine and vivid pictures. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


Abhimanyu Sharma December 21, 8: You can notice the difference in the child’s attitude towards his grandfather when in the end he goes and throws up in the same river he used to identify his grandfather as. Hearing my grandfather call after me, I hesitated a little, then continued on my way. Looking at Masood the little boy had some strange pain in chest. Something which is clear to the narrator and which results in the narrator disavowing his grandfather by throwing up the dates.

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Handful of Dates – short story by Tayeb Saleh

Click here to sign up. When tired of swimming about, I would sit on the bank and gaze at the strip of water that wound away eastwards, and hid behind a thick wood of acacia trees. Reaching an age in whereby an individual changes or loses their innocence.

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Sometimes his attention would be caught by the sound of a huge clump of dates crashing down from on high.