Before this government, usually you would find people in the buses with their books and with their newspapers, now you can’t see that. When I read in the bus now, I become like an alien. People start looking at you…‘He’s reading. What is he reading?’
For the Believer‘s blog, Nafeesa Syeed interviews Mamoun Eltlib, a young Sudanese writer struggling to uplift his country’s culture, despite various forms of government repression.
They discuss what a cadre of Sudanese artists are doing to counteract the influence of regimes that have destroyed libraries, censored free expression, and even turned Arabic into “a dead language, a bloody language.”