Tigers are Better Looking (1979) (Sudan: 1979)


Synopsis: Shariffe examines the cultural differences between Sudan and Europe, particularly the United Kingdom through a the perspective of an exile from Sudan who observes the inconsistency between England’s perceived freedom and its political strife as well as the deceptiveness of people’s public personas. It received special commendation in the 1980 Tour Festival in France.

Director: Hussein Shariffe

Writing: Screenplay byHussein Shariffe, adapted from the short story of the same name by Jean Rhys


Tim Brown

Julie Covington

Susan Littler

Malcolm McDowell

Anton Phillips

Nick White


Academic Articles:

Al-Rahīm, Muddathir’abd. “Arabism, Africanism, and Self-Identification in the Sudan.” The Journal of Modern African Studies 8.02 (1970): 233. Print.

Blodgett, Harriet. “Tigers Are Better Looking to Jean Rhys.” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 32 (1976): 226-44. EBSCO. Web.

Ladouceur, Paul. “The Southern Sudan: A Forgotten War and a Forgotten Peace.” International Journal 30.3 (1975): 406. JSTOR. Web.

Mphahlele, Es’Kia. “Africa in Exile.” Daedalus 111.2 (1982): 29-48. JSTOR. Web.