Day 22, 100 words

Day 22, 100 words

Khartoum, rest day

Standing in what amounts to the third row, I am captivated by the women as much as the dance itself.

The women are in the second row circling a Dirvish Dance, the Sufi dancing ceremony at the Hamad Al-Nil cemetery.

Burning frankincense, drum beats, a setting sun, colourful dancers egged on by the chants and immersive atmosphere.

These women have their place, but up close like this, I see the dignity and confidence of their veiled station.

A full day in Khartoum, preceded by a visit to the Omdurman Souq market and followed by dinner at the Canadian Consulate’s residence.