As New York has come out of the fog of the pandemic, I find I'm finally able to read again. It's a passion I didn't realize I could lose, but for a while there I couldn't look at a book. Join me as I rediscover the joy of reading essays and books that intrigue and challenge me.
The country is in need of fundamental change, not small police reforms.
Like all of us, Murtada's role has changed in the face of the Coronavirus. Now he's helping to lead a grassroots movement to respond to the Coronavirus in the refugee camps in eastern Chad.
As we all stay at home, our minds wander, often to places they found the most joy. Mine was the Oregon Coast, and the summer of "The Game."
As I am quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic, I had the chance to look back on old family letters from the 1918 flu pandemic.
The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule … Continue reading A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur
An announcement about my role with The Mantle.
Violent attacks in Western Darfur as Transitional Government attempts to sign peace deal with militias.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lauren Duca, author of How to Start a Revolution. As potentially a millennial myself (Oregon Trail Generation by some calculations), I wanted to find out what this generation is meant to do with its revolutionary potential. What follows is our conversation, slightly edited for length and clarity. Corrie … Continue reading Talking Revolution with Lauren Duca (The Mantle)
In the early days of the Sudan Uprising, a gentleman set up a library in the middle of the protest blocks. With the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, the people of Sudan were finally free to read books that had previously been banned or otherwise “not allowed.” The librarian noted that beyond history and politics, the books … Continue reading The ‘New Janjaweed’ Bring Continued Violence to Darfur and New Violence to Khartoum (SGN)