Places We Go / Sudan

A Girl In The Desert

Heading out from Old Dongola, Sudan we drove for hours across the desert…

The desert of Sudan

The desert of Sudan

The desert of Sudan

…Until arriving at a small town near the Nile (as all towns in Sudan are). The “town” consisted of just a few homes, but Ramadan, our guide and driver, knew one of the families and so we stopped for a visit:

Family of girl in Sudan desert

The leader of the family was this girl of 19 (I don’t know what happened to the parents):

Girl in Sudan desert

I couldn’t tell you exactly why, but every aspect of her demeanor left me with the impression that she harbored a profound loneliness:

Sudan girl in desert

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