Happy Eid al Adha! Kulu sana wa intu tayibeen! To all Sudanese readers, wishing you a lovely week filled with family and kharoof.
We haven’t updated in a while, and this is partly due to our schedules—as we’ve mentioned, we are both students, and it is sometimes a bit difficult to post as frequently as we’d like. Another issue is that news on Sudan has slowed down. When we began the blog, a month ago, we had envisioned posting longer, better researched pieces that would be posted less frequently. When the protests began, though, it seemed more pressing to talk about those and post more often.
Now that the news on Sudan has lessened, at least for now, we’re taking some time to reflect on what else we should be covering. Since we aren’t currently in Sudan, it’s more difficult to write about cultural events that take place on a day to day basis. We have some ideas in mind discussing music, literature, other art forms, and social phenomena.
Most importantly though, we’re looking for suggestions and feedback. If you’d like to see something on a cultural event or an interesting initiative going on in Sudan or another East African country, or which involves an East African community outside of Sudan, please email us. Also, if there is something that you feel media on Sudan/East Africa isn’t covering, let us know!
We intend to update at least once a week, but we’re happy to feature other voices as well.
In the meantime, we hope that those celebrating have a great holiday!