A Day in Ramadan in Sudan

The tradition of hospitality is of utmost importance in Sudan, particularly in the blessed month of Ramadan. Communal breakfast Iftar is a continual tradition among all Sudanese regardless of ethnic background or region. Preparations for…
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Sudanese Cinnamon Tea

Under the pulsing noonday sun, Tea Ladies line the streets of Sudan. They soak up what little shade they can find. Water simmers over charcoal stoves. They swirl a mishmash of ingredients through the steam, into the pot. You can pick…
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Perceptions

I don't think we're lazy just because our living rooms are littered with angaraibs our dreams are as lively as the colours interwoven in them our backs are as bent as the curves shaped in them our feet stand grounded as…
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School Blues

No doubt the idea of finally being able to go and live in my Father’s country of origin was a dream come true.  However, I, like many other returning Sudanese  and expatriates living in Sudan, have found the school situation here to be a…
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Lemon Deodorant

Welcome to Austerity Tips.  With the shattered and failing (read failed) economy, we have no alternative but to take the necessary measures in order to safe guard our wallets from further damage. In other words we have to save…
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The Fallacy Of Good Grades

At the beginning of each school year, my daughter always anticipated a new opportunity to achieve "A" grades. But as the semester progressed, her expectations usually faded as test scores diminished her chances of believing in her…
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