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This chapter lists those writers who were active in the period 1821-1885, when the Sudanese Nile Valley was ruled as a colony of Egypt. This period is generally called in Sudanese writings the Turkiyya, usually translated as the Turco-Egyptian period, to emphasise the nature of the ruling institution. A number of the writers listed here served as officials of the Turco-Egyptian regime.

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“Introduction”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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