Curious City has created a brand new Reader’s Guide to The Good Braider for the I‘m Your Neighbor book club happening in Portland, Maine this summer. For the pdf of the Reader’s Guide, click here. The Guide and the series of discussions invites readers to reflect not only […]
I have just returned from a journey from Nairobi to Kakuma village in the northern Turkana district of Kenya. Beside the village in this semi arid region is the Kakuma refugee camp currently the home of nearly 100,000 refugees from South Sudan and Somalia as well as other […]
January 4, 2013 Hello from Nairobi. I’m doing an experiment. Very hard. I finished the books I brought. A book I bought on Kindle didn’t show up on my ipad and who knows how long I can keep a charge. For a few days I am staying at […]
Here’s a link to a South Sudanese radio station, Radio Miraya. Radio Miraya is operated by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan with the Foundation Hirondelle. South Sudanese reporters are covering the development of current news in the country and offer a feature called “Miraya Connects,” a […]
Doctors Without Borders/Medecin sans Frontiers has put out an alert – a humanitarian crisis is happening now in border regions between Sudan and South Sudan. To follow what’s going on and hear voices of people in the field, you’ll find links on MSF’s News on South Sudan […]
Here’s an NPR story, Back to School, Despite Sudanese Violence from Bentiu, Unity Province, South Sudan. 17-year old Dalal Stephen Kuong, a student at the school, is pictured in this photo taken by Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
PRI’s THE WORLD tells this remarkable story of South Sudanese runner Guor Marial who is now a resident of the U.S.: “South Sudanese Runner Wants to Compete in London but not for Sudan.” And he will! Under an independent Olympics banner. Marial went to high school in our own […]
As I talk with readers about The Good Braider, we inevitably come to talk about South Sudanese family’s desire to return to South Sudan now that it’s an independent nation. And then we talk about latest news of Sudan’s “relentless aerial attacks” in the unmarked border regions between Sudan […]
My friend who served as a reader for The Good Braider, Rashida Mohammed, posted this video and I wanted to share it here. It shows a UNHCR child transit center in a refugee camp on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.