Famous Sudanese Writers

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Tayeb Salih
(Sudanese Writer Best Known for His Novel 'Season of Migration to the North')

Tayeb Salih
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Birthdate: July 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Al Dabbah, Sudan
Died: February 19, 2009

One of the most influential Sudanese authors, Tayeb Salih was born into a farming community and had thus aspired to work in agriculture. However, he became a journalist later and worked with al Majalla and BBC. His works such as The Wedding of Zein mirror the intricacies of African life.

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Leila Aboulela
(Novelist, Writer)

Leila Aboulela
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

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Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
(Politician, Civil Engineer)

Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
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Birthdate: 1909 AD
Birthplace: Rufaa, Sudan
Died: January 18, 1985
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Safia Elhillo
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Birthdate: December 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States

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Kola Boof
(Novelist)

Kola Boof
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Birthdate: March 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan

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Emtithal Mahmoud
(Poet, Writer)

Emtithal Mahmoud
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Birthdate: 1990 AD
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan

Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim
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Birthdate: 1933 AD
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: August 12, 2017
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Taban lo Liyong
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Gulu, Uganda

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Halima Bashir
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Birthdate: November 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan

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Nahla Mahmoud
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Birthdate: March 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wau, Sudan Wau, Sudan

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin
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Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Kassala, Sudan

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Daoud Hari
(Journalist)

Daoud Hari
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan

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Asma El Dareer
(Physician, Activist)

Asma El Dareer
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Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Rania Mamoun
(Journalist)

Rania Mamoun
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Bushra Elfadil
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Araggi, Northern State of Sudan

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Mihera Bint Abboud
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Zina Mahjoub
(Poet, Songwriter)

Zina Mahjoub
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Birthdate: October 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: May 28, 1957

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Hawa Al-Tagtaga
(Singer, Activist)

Hawa Al-Tagtaga
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Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Al-Rahad, Sudan
Died: December 10, 2012

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Malkat Ed-Dar Mohamed
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Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: El Obeid, Sudan
Died: November 17, 1969

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Ibrahim Ishaq
(Novelist)

Ibrahim Ishaq
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Wada’a Village, East Darfur, Sudan
Died: January 23, 2021

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Sabah Sanhouri
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Birthdate: December 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

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Mansour El Souwaim
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Birthdate: February 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyala, Sudan

 23 
Ali El-Makk
(Writer)

Ali El-Makk
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Birthdate: February 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: September 30, 1992

 24 
Ann El Safi
(Journalist)

Ann El Safi
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Suad Ibrahim Ahmed
(Activist, Writer)

Suad Ibrahim Ahmed
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Birthdate: May 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: December 29, 2013