Preview 'Ayen's Cooking School for African Men' (Challenging Generations Of Tradition & Culture)

From Shadow and Act Thu Dec 13 2012, 19:23:49

The hilarious short story goes... In Sudan, it's taboo for a man to cook. As young Sudanese refugee, Alier puts it very plainly, "cooking, cleaning, washing the dishes, it's the duty of your sister." The women of Sudan don't allow their men into the kitchen because (amongst other reasons) they believe their penises might burn over the cooking fires. But when a group of refugee Sudanese men in Adelaide is found starving because they don't know what to do with a fridge full of groceries, something has to change. Ayen Kuol, a Sudanese health worker (a woman), decides to challenge a million years of tradition and culture and start a cooking school...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   Church Collapse Rescue Ends (news)
Premium Times
18 September 2014

Rescue operations at the site of the collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, have ended with 80 people confirmed dead. [read more]

Nigeria:   Boko Haram Controls 25 Towns, Says Church (news)
This Day
18 September 2014

The Catholic church yesterday gave a list of 25 towns in three North-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, presently under the control of the outlawed terrorist group, Boko Haram. [read more]

West Africa:   Army General 'On the Ground' Directing U.S. Ebola Campaign (news)
allAfrica.com
17 September 2014

By the time President Obama announced a stepped up effort to combat Ebola in west Africa on Tuesday, the Army officer he tapped to coordinate the response was already on the job. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!