Salah Ahmed Ibrahim

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Salah Ahmed Ibrahim(1933 in Omdurman-15 May 1993), Arabic صلاح أحمد إبراهيم, was a Sudanese writer, poet and diplomat.

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Writing

Salah Ibrahim was described in 1963 as the most important Sudanese poet of his generation, and that: "in his poetry there is all the yearning, all the frustration of his generation. He writes his poetry with miraculous ease and beauty.". [1] Ibrahim was also noted for his socialist realist fiction, of which he was a notable proponent. [2]

Socialist realism style of realistic art

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Politics

Ibrahim graduated from Khartoum University, Faculty of Arts. Salah taught at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana from 1965 to 1966. He maintained an involvement in politics, and was eventually Sudanese Ambassador to Algeria [3]

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References

  1. p. 40, Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, Sudan Notes and Records, Khartoum University Press, 1963
  2. p. 641, Helene Henderson, Laurie Lanzen Harris, Jay P. Pederson, Twentieth-century Literary Movements Dictionary, 2000, Omnigraphics
  3. p. 276, Mom K. N. Arou, B. Yongo-Bure, North-South relations in the Sudan since the Addis Ababa Agreement, 1989, Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum. Section reads:
    "To begin with the relevant factors which are believed to be the causes of the North-South Conflict are remarkably fitted into the historical context in a poem entitled 'Malual', by Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, former Sudanese Ambassador to Algeria. The relevant parts of the poem read..."
  4. Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, MoralHeroes, Retrieved 30 September 2016