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Sun and Shade – A Sudanese Summer Collage.

Title photo, Omdurman camel market. Below, welcome shade on Tuti Island, Khartoum.

This is a cultural post for Women’s Education Partnership.  See At a Glance for our mission and impact.

If you are concerned about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Sudan and how water literacy work undertaken in our literacy circles can help, see Heat and Dust.  

A shady breakfast on Baladiyyah Street, Khartoum

Laundry drying under the nim trees of Qasr EL-Nil Street, Khartoum. See The Makwagi – The Ironing Man to read a 1940’s description of the ironing man’s work.

Above, the Khalifa’s House Omdurman on a late summer’s evening. Below, thirsty work for men and their donkeys traveling in the midday heat.

Above, water for the weary passerby kept cool in public ziahs.

Above, sheltering from the blistering midday heat at a tea stall on Tuti Island

Tea and coffee seller’s stall locked away on a Friday morning. See Coffee and Conversation for more on Khartoum’s tea ladies.

Summer yellows against black off Qurashi Park, Khartoum. Below, striking a deal under the searing sun in Omdurman camel market.

Camel market, Omdurman

Above, Jebel Awlia, Khartoum

Above and below, heat haze over Meroe.


Above, on the road to Meroe during the floods.

Below, dust storm in Khartoum, 2018

Above, workers wait as a pall of dust descends on Zubeir Pasha Street, Khartoum.

This is a cultural post for Women’s Education Partnership.  See At a Glance for our mission and impact.


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One comment on “Sun and Shade

  1. Very attractive and nostalgic pictures taking me back 50 years, but it does look very dusty so the effects of climate change are palpable.


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