Abu Bakr Khalid

Khalid, Abu Bakr


Born 1932, in Khartoum. Sudanese writer.

Khalid graduated from al-Azhar University, a Muslim educational institution in Cairo, in the 1950’s. Together with the writer al-Tayyib Zaruq, he published in 1957 the collection Sudanese Short Stories, which reflected the social problems of Sudanese society and dealt with the struggle against imperialism. In The Beginning of Spring (1958), a novella published in Cairo, Khalid portrays, through the eyes of an adolescent, Sudan on the eve of independence. A realistic depiction of life in modern Sudan is also characteristic of the novel Salty Spring (1968). Khalid published a number of new short stories in the 1970’s.


Mahmud Amin al-Alim. “Tvorchestvo molodykh novellistov Sudana.” In the collection Sovremennaia arabskaia literatura. Moscow, 1960. Pages 105–08. (Translated from Arabic.)
Beirutskaia konferentsiia pisatelei stran Azii i Afriki 1967. Moscow, 1968.
Namitokova, Z. A. “Literatura Sudana.” In Sovremennye literatury Afriki. Moscow, 1973.
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