About Me


My name is Daisy Abboudi. All four of my grandparents lived in Sudan and three of them were born there.

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.

For media enquiries, including interview requests, please contact me at: daisy@talesofjewishsudan.com

About the Community

The Jewish community of Sudan was a unique melting pot of Jewish people from all over the Middle East. Traditions and food cultures came together and adopted an extra Sudanese dimension.

The community I am primarily documenting began arriving in Sudan from 1901. It reached a peak of approximately two hundred 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

Sudan Calls on Jewish Community to Return to the ‘Pluralistic’ Nation
Al Arabiya English, September 2019

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