Sudani-Philadelphian from Darfur, Poet | UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador | Activist, walked 1000km in 30 days for peace | Author of Sisters' Entrance
Joined on 8 March, 2017
On a day for the history books, @TheAmandaGorman delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it; if only we're brave enough to be it."
THIS! Congratulations to @TheAmandaGorman for being amazing all around! As we say in Sudan, rafa'ti ruwasna fouq- You lifted our heads up high! So proud to have witnessed you😊 A historic day-today we celebrate, poetry, no Muslim Ban, a new day + more, and tomorrow, we keep on❤️
I have never been prouder to see another young woman rise! Brava Brava, @TheAmandaGorman! Maya Angelou is cheering—and so am I.
Thank you! I would be nowhere without the women whose footsteps I dance in. While reciting my poem, I wore a ring with a caged bird—a gift from @Oprah for the occasion , to symbolize Maya Angelou, a previous inaugural poet. Here’s to the women who have climbed my hills before.
everyday is a struggle when the body holds you hostage, but this year i fought for my life and won. i’ve been v silent about my daily pains, but i’d like to note how hard i’m trying if it’s ok
please “celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed”
Love you my heart, you're the best sister anyone could ask for ❤️ Alhamdulillah, thank you for being the greatest joy in my life ever since mama & baba brought you home from the hospital way back when😆 you're the epitome of black joy for me Fofo #celebrate #love #family #triumph
Familiarize yourself with Darfur, a region the size of France with an approximate population greater than that of NYC, a region that existed well before the Sudan we know formed, who've been raising their voices since before I was born. Please support my people in this.
Every one of these cities and more were stops on the walk and civilian peace talks and it hurts to see the same grievances repeated 3 years later. In fact the rights people are asking for were taken away gradually & then drastically leading up to and during the genocide in Darfur
Big time Kabkabiya, Darfur. Back in the days, when the horn shown in the video was played, no one would stay at home. Picking arms was never a goal for the Darfuris, it was a necessity. I hope it continues this way.
This is beautiful. It's been an emotional week or so, I'm hopeful yet so conflicted #Kabkabiya, #Nertiti we hear you we see you, Nyala, Al Fashir, Al Geniena, I see you too ❤️ ️ These are not simply protests, they're an attempt to reverse the effects of genocide
Complete civil disobedience in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, as their sit-in enters its second day of active protest, demanding more security to protect citizens from armed militias rampant in the locality
Listen to and collaborate meaningfully with the most marginalized voices. Their rights and wellbeing as people should supersede any political, national, or administrative affiliations. Period #kabkabiya #eyesonnertiti #eyesondarfur #darfur
تواصل قدوم المواكب من القرى المجاورة لنيرتتي سيرا على الاقدام و اجرائات التفتيش و التعقيم في المداخل و التباعد داخل الإعتصام
Residents of near villages arriving to the sit in, with search and sanitation in the sit in entrances and social distancing between protesters
The bottom line is to stop thinking about or speaking about Darfur and the rest of Sudan as “periphery” places in the story of Sudan and the uprising of Sudan. The genocide in Darfur & the atrocities all over Sudan are not a “Darfuri problem”...
the uprising in sudan did not start last year, or the year before, or the year before. it also did not end last year, and won’t end this year, and can’t end any year until the life and livelihood of every sudani is valued and protected equally. #EyesOnNertiti #اعتصام_نيرتتي
Emi has nailed it in this 🧵. The #SudanUprising attracted int’l attention last year when protesters converged on the capital to push regime change. But the uprising didn’t start in Khartoum, nor in Atbara. It’s roots were in the south, the Nuba Mts, the East, and in #Darfur. 1/
Thank you @alisonflood and the @guardian for this incredible article. We had tea for a couple of hours and she managed to center the narratives that combat oppression beautifully, shout out my book & @Refugees It means so much to be heard! #SistersEntrance
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