Sudan: colourful, vibrant, strong. Intriguing cultures that have not been previously documented, fascinating immaterial heritage and oral literature.
The book has five parts, as a day has in Sudan, segmented by the Muslim prayer times: Subuh, Duhur, Asur, Maghreb and Eisha, which have become a practical structure to the day for people of different faiths and cultures in Sudan. Following these quintiles, five chapters capture day-to-day endeavours, drawing an analogy between a day and human Becoming, Striving, Sharing, Belonging and Transcending throughout life.
One woman’s journey into the heart of Sudan. An artistic study, in photography and spoken word, of rich cultural and spiritual heritage, in some of the hardest-to-access regions of the world.
Parallel English and Arabic text. With supplementary notes for proverbs, biographical details of quoted poets, and useful notes. Read more: extract from UNESCO’s foreword to the book
The luxurious GOLD EDITION is a voluptuous and rare experience. Inspired by the immense vastness of Sudan, the oversized Gold Edition of Sand in My Eyes is an expression in weight of value of the spoken word in Sudan, and the importance of gold in various aspects of Sudanese culture.
It includes a large 300 x 450 mm high quality original photo print that can be selected from the previously unpublished images below, and comes with a description of the scene in the package.