by Daniel Brown
Article published on the 2009-02-19 Latest update 2009-02-19 14:39 TU
Sudanese novelist Tayeb Saleh has died at the age of 80. Considered one of the most talented and prolific writers in the Arab and African worlds, Saleh died in his adopted home city of London. He was best-known for his landmark novel Season of Migration to the North, which appeared in the late 60s. It was censured by the Khartoum government in the early 1990s, but voted as the most important Arab novel in the 20th century by a top literary academy in Syria. In an exclusive exchange with RFI's Daniel Brown, Tayeb Saleh looks back at an explosive literary career.