Tayeb Salih

Tayeb Salih was born in the Northern Province of the Sudan in 1929 and studied at Khartoum and London Universities. Coming from a background of small farmers and religious teachers, his original intention was to work in agriculture. Except, however, for a brief spell as a school master before coming to England, his working life has been in broadcasting and he has been Head of Drama in the B.B.C.'s Arabic Service.