It has been a while since we last posted anything, but the team wanted to take this time to say a massive thank you to everyone who has written in to us over the past several years expressing their love for the book. It has been a tremendous joy for us to know the anthology has been, and continues to be received well. We hope that you continue to share the book in hopes that we can continue to diversify and illuminate the world about the two Sudans.
We received a wonderful letter last week from a reader expressing their feelings about the book and we thought we would like to share it with you all…
*We have blocked out the person’s name and address for confidentiality reasons.
You can catch us at some London based events this summer, the first of which is Afrikult’s Words That Travel event series, this one focusing on African Storytelling.
If you’re into (or want to try) delicious African cuisines, we’ve got you covered with our African Food Court. Or why not indulge your mind with the wonderful books on display in our Publishers’ Market? The Performances on the day will explore Storytelling from oral, to print, to digital.
Save the date: Saturday 4 June! Doors open from 12pm and the all day event will be held at SOAS, University of London.
For more information about Afrikult, and the event please visit the Afrikult website here.
Some of the Creative Writing from the Sudans team will be there selling books at the Publishers’ Market. We hope to see you out there!
Two members of the Creative Writing from the Sudans team, Rod Usher and Amal Osman had the opportunity to be interviewed by Andariya magazine in their latest issue! Rod and Amal discussed the formation of the I Know Two Sudans book, their personal favourite pieces from the book and much more… This digital magazine publishes both in English and Arabic! Have a read!
Here is the link in English:
They are a wonderful publication and we were happy we could collaborate with them. To find out more information about Andariya, you can visit their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
We are very excited to announce that this weekend nine writers from I Know Two Sudans will be reading their pieces at events in Khartoum and London and copies of the book will be available for sale.
We are delighted to be participating in the eagerly awaited TEDxSoba event Friday 12th December at Khartoum International Community School from 4pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
We will also be participating in The Youth Factor’s re-launch event on Saturday 13th December at Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street SW1V 3AT London. Doors open at 6.45pm and tickets can be bought at the event.
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We hope to see you there!
Our online bookshop is now open and ‘I Know Two Sudans’ is available for sale. We can post copies to you wherever you are in the world. If you’re in Sudan or South Sudan we hope you will be able to buy them locally soon, so it’s probably worth waiting as the postal service is not always reliable.
The book has over 40 pieces from writers around the world including a short story by the internationally acclaimed author Leila Aboulela. There’s something in there for everyone so it’s well worth a read.
Just click on the ‘Bookshop’ tab!
Thank you for waiting for us to make the book available for purchase on the website. It’s taken longer than we anticipated to do this, but it should be up and running soon. In the meantime if you’d like to order a copy please email us at email@example.com and we can arrange to post it to you and receive the payment by bank transfer/ cheque.
We’ve had to vary the price according to postage prices so it will be £10 if you would like it sent to a UK address, £12 to any other European country and £15 everywhere else.
Adil Babikir kindy translated the winning short story, A Lake the Size of a Papaya Fruit, originally written in Arabic by Stella Gaitano. Adil is a Sudanese literary translator and copywriter based in the UAE. The Team thanks him for his wonderful contribution to the book.
The eagerly awaited book will be published in a few weeks time and to mark the event we will be holding a launch on Saturday 9th August.
We are finalising the invitations now. We sincerely hope to meet all the contributing writers and we will be welcoming the general public too, so spread the word!
The three winning pieces have been chosen by Leila Aboulela and were disclosed today to the Creative Writing from the Sudans team! We are currently in the process of writing to all the contestants with the results of the competition. Once that’s done, we’ll post the winners on here.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Creative Writing from the Sudans competition. We have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve received and we are so excited about the number, quality and variety of the entries. The competition is now closed and we have started reviewing the submissions. We’re impressed! Acclaimed author Leila Aboulela will be choosing the three winning entries. Once the decisions have been made we’ll be writing to every entrant to let them know if they’ve been successful.
Look out for updates about the progress we’re making with the book on this page.