She met the divine last night. As a matter of fact, she meets the divine every day. Last night was special, though. You see, a child of Abuk moved her and had her eating sorghum from his hands. He had her watching the daily growth of a Cuei Tree and dreaming of passing every living […]
I re-member…I re-member…I re-member Battalion 104,Volcano Battalion and Katiba Banat. I re-member the New Kush Division,The Cadres in Bilfam,The contributions of Musa Kuwa Idriss, andThe Red Army.And I charge you brothers and sisters to re-member… Re-Member the difficult days of the struggle.Re-Member to feed the children and widows of our martyrs. Re-Member the slogans of […]
I met this sun, light years away from its beginning,A ball of self-consuming flameIn a perpetual manifestation of brilliance. Awestruck, can’t begin to describeMy state of being. And then, Yo,It tried to lick me with its fiery tongue! But little did it know thatI am a phantom of its future obsession, encoded in Its perpetual […]
Happy 9th Independence Day, South Sudan! As we celebrate, let us reflect and resolve to do better. As we celebrate, let us honor our sacrifice-laden past, and seize our opportunity-filled present to secure our prosperity-promised future. This young boy pictured celebrating our first independence day is now nearly a man. 9 years later, are his […]
One smoldering afternoon in Juba found me completely uninspired. I needed two things: a refreshing drink and some excitement. Well, the first is a no brainer, Logali House’s kerkedemixed with tonic water. It always satiates that desire. As for the latter, it is nothing a bar could offer. So, I turned to my ever-intriguing companion […]
The choice of an official language has a significant role in garnering a national identity, and I cannot overstate its centrality in the processes of nation and state building. In the case of South Sudan, the lingua franca is “Arabi Juba” in the Equatoria states, and many vernaculars of Arabic in the states bordering Sudan. […]
“Be kind to all, at all times,” an adage my father says whenever he advises me on what brings blessings to one’s life. He also says that, regardless of how poor he may be, and what little possessions he boasts of, what is priceless, is his good name. “They can call me anything, but they […]
Sovereignty is a concept that is relevant to all tiers of existence and identity. I am a sovereign as an individual, and my power is my ability to freely exert my will towards a specific desired action/goal and in refusal to direct my intention towards an undesired/compelled goal through inaction. My sovereignty is inherently tied […]
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