My experience with dowry as a Sudanese Australian and how I managed to pay less

In the last few years, the practice of dowry amongst the Sudanese people living in Australia seems to have lost it’s  true meaning. Dowry is essentially any goods, money, live stocks and other gifts/items which the family of the bride request from the future husband. However, money and live stocks are the most common form … More My experience with dowry as a Sudanese Australian and how I managed to pay less

A Demon Possessed Man, The Story That Inspired My Book

One Sunday morning, my dad shared a story with a congregation which made me curious to learn more about his life. Through this story, I caught a glimpse of my family’s past; specifically, that pertaining to my grandfather’s death, which was related to blood covenants made in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, and my dad’s … More A Demon Possessed Man, The Story That Inspired My Book

Sudanese dowry system keeps tribalism alive—I will show you how

Tribalism is a form of group or a community organisation common in Sudan. People within a tribe often express attitudes and behaviours that are grounded in a strong loyalty to their group. This results in a variety of unquestioned tribal beliefs and practices: people grow up believing everything they are taught within their tribe. This … More Sudanese dowry system keeps tribalism alive—I will show you how