He Said #4

Zoul, 24   I would like to speak about dating and how it’s perceived by Sudanese people. I see this around a lot; people go through many relationships throughout university years and afterwards, but when it comes to marriage they rely on other people (relatives or friends) nominating a person! There is this notion of … More He Said #4

He Says: #2 – قال: #2

زول، 23 أحكي لينا عن تجربتك و أفكارك بالنسبة للعلاقات في السودان  عايز أبدأ بي فكرة إنو زول يفكر بالإرتباط و يخلي إنسان تاني يكون جزء من حياته – فكرة البحث عن النصف الآخر. بالنسبة لي الجملة دي أصلاَ مشكلة، يعني الواحد أصلاَ شايف نفسو نصف محتاج تكمله. ليه ما تعتبر روحك إنسان كامل ما … More He Says: #2 – قال: #2

Exploring Sudanese Love and Relationships- إكتشاف الحب و العلاقات السودانية

Recently, I’ve had a few interesting revelations about love in Sudan, Sudanese love, relationship(t?)s and a new-found awareness about what men and women are up to in their 20s and 30s, even 40s. This quest seems to be both slowed down by critiques of the opposite sex (in the form of rants and private discussions) … More Exploring Sudanese Love and Relationships- إكتشاف الحب و العلاقات السودانية

Migritude: The Making

I recently finished a beautiful poetry book titled MIGRITUDE by Shailja Patel. It’s a mix of poetry, story-telling and political history of East Africa. This piece is called The Making (Migrant Song) So I make this work from rage/ for every smug, idiotic face I’ve ever wanted to smash into the carnage of war/ ever … More Migritude: The Making

An Ode to the Informal Sector…القطاع الغير رسمي

This last Ramadan,I was not convinced that hardship was lack of food. It wasn’t even holding my tongue back from vile humor, or reading a few more verses of the Holy Koran, not even praying on time, diligently, pouring over every word. Hardship was in the faces of the ones I passed by in the … More An Ode to the Informal Sector…القطاع الغير رسمي