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...

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