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Notes on the Geography of Sudan: Friday in Managil

These pictures were all taken one Friday morning in 1985 in the western Gezira town of Managil: there was a market that day, and a colorful procession en route to the mosque.

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Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 1

With hoes like these the myriad ditches of the Gezira are opened and closed.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 2

A woman boils tea and waits for customers.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 3

Another woman cooks and serves lunch.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 4

Shortly, a procession forms and heads to the mosque.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 5

The village has no electricity, but batteries power this loudspeaker.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 6

Why is he so happy? "Because he loves God so completely."

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 7

Ready to join the procession.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 8

The men are about to enter the mosque. In some parts of the world an infidel might tag along. Not here.

Sudan: Friday in Managil picture 9

Women and children wait outside, along with those infidels. The girl in the foreground said that she wanted to become a doctor.


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