Tagged With: Sudan

DRINKS What The Hell Is A „Abu Hamed“?

YEAH, MANY PEOPLE KNOW what Abu Hamed is: a dusty town in the Sudan. But how to you mix a drink which is called „Abu Hamed“? What’s the recipe? And what has the town Abu Hamed to do with the drink „Abu Hamed“? Questions over questions, and scores of erudite people have tried to solve … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 4)

At times, you will see storks all over Africa. They migrate in autumn from Europe, divided in two columns – one to West Africa, one to Southern Afrika (see map). In spring they are back (to bring the babies, as the legend goes) and nest for their own offsprings. The other day I sat down … Weiterlesen »

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ART Collectors Corner … (No. 39)

I show you an example, printed ca. 1900. We see servants in the background, obviously amazed by the large chute of a very early recording machine on a traditional Sudanese bed, an „Angareeb“, made of wood, leather and rope. Sharing the bed is an exited white with turban and (red) beard, demonstrating something with his … Weiterlesen »

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HEROES Interesting People … (No. 17)

I met him by chance, this best Sudanese on earth, and Mo Ibrahim (*1946) asked me, what became of the estate of Leni Riefenstahl and the photos of his countrymen, the Nuba. I told him: „Her widower ist guarding them like the dragon the gold  of King Arthur.“ I was so glad to talk to … Weiterlesen »

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