Khalas. Done. As I write these words from Norway, I am currently attending the 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum. It was here, last year, that I finally revealed my identity after five years of anonymous blogging. And it is from here, where I’m now writing what will be my final blog post on The Sudanese Thinker, which as of April 14th, is now six years old. Yes, this is it. Khalas. Done. The End of an “Era.”
For five years, I wrote as “Drima,” my online persona. I learned, I unlearned, I grew, I found my voice, and I found my self. During that time, I received words of encouragement and… ( Read on! )
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of being on the orange couch of The Stream on Al Jazeera. It was my second time in the studio, and I was a lot more comfortable compared to the first. Plus, the fact that the topic was Sudan definitely helped, since the subject is close to my heart. Duh. For obvious reasons.
Read the full and excellent compilation that the folks at The Stream put together here, and check out the video of the episode below. I start talking and sharing my perspective after the 7th minute.
I’m very grateful for all the wonderful feedback I received on Twitter, and glad what… ( Read on! )
It’s been over a month since I’ve updated this blog. That’s what tends to happen when you’re busy focusing on your upcoming book, doing video interviews with renowned scholars, and taking care of other priorities.
Nonetheless, it’s definitely time for a quick update.
Firstly, check out my recent round up for Global Voices Online about the courageous Sudanese political activist, Alim Boushi. Be sure to also read my article for Al Jazeera English entitled, Reviving the ‘New Sudan’ vision. After the article went through the editing process, my favorite part got removed.
Here it is… ( Read on! )
Amir Ahmad Nasr
Fundamentalist Muslim turned science-advocating Sufi mystic. (Read on!)