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My name is Daisy Abboudi.

All four of my grandparents lived in Sudan and three of them were born there. Like most of the descendants of this unique community, I grew up with stories of the Sudan - immersed in the culture, food and memories of a lifestyle so far removed from my own and yet felt so close it was almost tangible. They, like all the other members of the community, are amazing, fun people with great stories and fantastic story-telling abilities.

I decided it would be a great shame if these memories weren't preserved for future generations and so I set about documenting them, founding Tales of Jewish Sudan.

Armed with my (Ancient) History MA, the audio recorder on my phone, a portable scanner and a desire to hang out with some Sudanese OAP's, I began my journey.

A few years later, I'm as excited and passionate as ever about documenting these stories, sharing these recipes and showing these photographs. I intend to publish the full collection as a book, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the selection on this website.

Finally, please don't hesitate to get in touch - whether you're from the community, are connected to it in any way, or even if you just want to say hello!