The Old Sudan rears its ugly head, with the massacre of protestors at the sit-in at the qiyada in Khartoum. A date that will go down in infamy. There’s nothing funny about this.
It’s that special time of year again! Ramadan 2019 y’all! Get ready to … go without food or water, I guess? I’d like to say that it took us a month to get to this because we were busy researching and preparing, but honestly (because at Ramadan you tell the truth [shout out to that awful movie, Love, Actually]) we just got busy and couldn’t get it together. So … yeah. Enjoy these very holy laughs and hot takes.
The follow up to our intro into the current political situation in the Sudan. The Bashir regime has fallen, only to be replaced by a transitional military council. What will happen next? Should we be happy? Should we be angry? Let us break it down for you, on What Sucks This Week
What Sucks This Week is the recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand. This heinous act is the stuff of nightmares, and is the result of the Islamophobic rhetoric oozing out of the mouths of western leaders and pundits for the past 18 years. As always, innocents pay the price and there’s nothing funny about that.
Racism! It’s what’s for dinner! But it doesn’t always look the same no matter where you are. This week on What Sucks This Week, it’s something that sucks every week. Get ready to have the doors blown open on colorism.
Being Sudanese means never seeing your reflection in popular media, but occasionally you get a glimpse of a shadow of your narrative. Luckily for you, we’re here to dig Sudanese-ness out of the media fare in the world. So enjoy our taking apart of Crazy Rich Asians.
spoiler alert: I saw it on a plane and Sara did not see it at all!
Growing up in NY in 1980’s we were essentially living in a Sudanese bubble, that we ventured outside of when we went outside. We were able to watch the world around us celebrate the holidays (like Christmas and Halloween) without necessarily fully taking part. Welcome to episode 2 of What Sucks This Week: the holidays.
After 30 years of iron fisted rule, Omar ElBashir has been ousted as President of the Sudan. What is ahead is uncharted waters, and we’re here to give you the background you need to sound more intelligent in front of your friends who don’t know where the Sudan is. Listen: this is important and unprecedented.
I wish I could say this was due to popular demand, but if I’m honest, no one asked us to do this. It’s just a way for a brother and sister to stay in touch, and to discuss what sucks this week.
This week, what sucks this week is: children, and living with them. Brought to you “I love them but please someone come and take them away”