Sudan, Travel

Memories of Bint el Sudan

By Alison Bate My article about the perfume Bint el Sudan and my grandfather was published in Reader's Digest Canada in December 2009. However, there wasn't room to include all the stories I collected about the perfume. Here are some of them, including those from perfumers who used to work at the U.K. company of Bush… Continue reading Memories of Bint el Sudan

Camel driver in Mygoma, a suburb of Khartoum, Sudan
Sudan, Travel

Teaching in the Muslim World

My story about teaching in Khartoum, Sudan was published by Transitions Abroad. Here's the full story: By Alison Bate Shortly after I arrived in Sudan, one of my favorite male students quietly passed me a handwritten note, whispering that I should read it later. After class, I read a charming explanation that because he was… Continue reading Teaching in the Muslim World