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Fashion as history - what can we learn about the connections between Sudan and West Africa by looking at women's clothes? I've always been fascinated by the cross-Sahel similarities! #SudanSyllabus
The "mulaffa" as worn in Mauritania, by the singer/griot Noura Mint Seymali.

Source: google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
The "melkhafa" as worn in the Western Sahara, by the deceased singer Mariam Hasan.

Source: saharawiwomen.blogspot.com/2015/08/sahara…?
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#BlackHistoryMonth is a great time for Arabic teachers in the US to stop venerating "The Yacoubian Building" and to start

a) assigning Arabic novels that interrogate racism,

b) teaching books written by black Arabic-speakers,

c) reading Arabic translations of black writers.
Check out this 1970s Sudanese translation of African American (male) writers:
Idris Ali in Egypt has written several stories about the experience of Nubians across Egypt and Sudan. alfaisalmag.com/?p=3826
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