Mustafa Sa’eed’s mother raises her son Mustafa Sa’eed alone, after his father’s death while she was still pregnant. The relationship between herself and her son is rather cold and distant: she never expresses much emotion or affection towards Sa’eed when he is a child. However, when Sa’eed decides to attend school as a child, and when he wins scholarships to study abroad in Cairo and in England, she seems happy and supports her son’s independence. Sa’eed never sees her again after he leaves Sudan to study; he receives news of her death years later in England.
Mustafa Sa’eed’s mother Character Timeline in Season of Migration to the North
The timeline below shows where the character Mustafa Sa’eed’s mother appears in Season of Migration to the North. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.