I have interviewed over seventy members of the Jewish community of Sudan, and have researched the history of the community extensively. I am currently working on collating my research into a book.
About the Community
The community I am primarily documenting began arriving in Sudan from 1901. It reached a peak of approximately 2-300 families who lived a peaceful, cosmopolitan life in Khartoum, Omdurman and Wad Medani.
After Sudanese independence in 1956 and then the establishment of a new government allied to General Nasser in Egypt in 1964, the political situation in Sudan began to change and its Jews no longer felt safe. By 1973 the last Jews had left Sudan.
Tales of Jewish Sudan in the News
Could the Jewish community return to Sudan?
BBC World Service Radio (Newsday), September 2019
Exiled Jews invited to return to Sudan
La Croix (French Language), September 2019
Sudan invites Jews to return home
BBC News, September 2019
Middle Eastern Flavours are Going Viral
Jewish Renaissance, January 2018
Sudanese Jews Recall Long-Lost World with Nostalgia
Associated Press, January 2017
The 11th Lost Tribe
Tel Aviv Review: Podcast, January 2017
The Secret Story of the Jews of Sudan
Jewish Chronicle, December 2016
The Other Sudanese
500words Magazine, March 2016
Tales from Sudan
World Jewish Congress, November 2015