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Sudan, Land of My Grandparents, I Believe in You
Daisy Abboudi
"Sudanese people are the best people in the world. I am telling you. They are the best people in the world”, my grandfather, Eliaho, told me a few months before he passed away. We quickly understood what he meant. One day, we asked a shopkeeper at the market for a lunch recommendation; he took us to his house and fed us himself. On another occasion, no less than five strangers led us around Omdurman, trying to help us locate my grandparents’ old house."
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(Subscription Access Only) A Short History of the Jews in Sudan
Daisy Abboudi
"The Jewish community of Sudan was at its largest, approximately two hundred families, between 1945 and 1955. It is a community that is most often placed within a colonial narrative, and whilst this is true to an extent, it is not the full story. The problem of piecing together a history of Jews in Sudan before 1898 is the primary reason this period has been overlooked. There are few sources that mention Jews in Sudan, and those that do, do so primarily in passing."
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Sudan's Lost Jewish Community
Daisy Abboudi
"David Gabra can still remember the exact date he left Sudan. "Twenty fifth of May 1965," he said with certainty when talking about his departure."
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Middle Eastern Flavours are Going Viral
Daisy Abboudi
"Middle Eastern food is the perfect cuisine for the Instagram generation. Now restaurants from London to Liverpool are dishing up the fare. Daisy Abboudi explores this culinary phenomenon."

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