Podcast: Mini-Ep. So You Think You're Free? (Focus: Sudan: Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih)
On this journey, I explore freedom in a post-colonial context.
- "Studied in the UK?" Ok, and what?
- How does the coloniser hold onto power?
- I want to break free!
Book in focus: Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (Sudan).
In this very relaxed, thoroughly unofficial (non-book-related) episode, Houda and I explore our experiences of the South Korean film, Parasite.
One point that didn't come up in the episode but that I wanted to mention is how conscious I am of my lack of understanding of how this film has been received and is perceived inside South Korea (not just by the Korean diaspora). I'm finding it hard to get a clear idea. If you have come across any sources for this, please share them with me in the comments!
Correction: Bong Joon-Ho has directed seven full-length films, not four as I mentioned.
This February, I plan to read books from East Africa and Sudan, in sha Allah. I don't know if I will manage to read all of these but it's nice to have a selection. You will notice that Somalia dominates this list and that is because March's podcast episode will focus on Links by Nuruddin Farah, in sha Allah, and I want to get as much context and variety of perspective as I can.
For a worldwide book list arranged by region, click here.
Reader. Occasional writer. Muslim.