Podcast: Interview with Sudanese Drima

Sudanese Drima is the pseudonym for Global Voices’ Malaysia-based Sudanese author. His deeply sarcastic blog The Sudanese Thinker has been featured by the BBC, USA Today, and Reuters. In this ten-minute interview we discuss how social media is affecting Islam, the Darfur conflict, and issues of Afro-Arab identity in South East Asia.


  • Good to hear your voice on the podcast. Hope you start writing again about Sudan for Global Voices, the project that started at *Harvard* (inside joke) ;)

  • I enjoy Sudanese Thinker’s blog which as you say is very sarcastic. BUT unfortunately any real criticism is lost in the sarcasm so it is really quite hard to take what he is saying seriously. For a truly challenging blog I think it would have been more interesting to interview Sabbah but then I guess a hard hitting in your face criticism of Israel is kind of hard for most people to stomach- Even more unfortunate.

  • Dude, haha, I just noticed this in my Google Alerts.

    Thanks a lot for posting it. Loved it. :)

  • […] At the Arab Bloggers Meeting I also interviewed Manal Hassan, Jillian York, Abdelrahman Hassan, Ghaida’a Al-Absi, Noha Atef, Doreen Khoury, Ahmad Gharbeia, Jacob Appelbaum, Wissam, and Sudanese Thinker. […]

  • […] High five David. “The kind of music that brings tears to your eyes.” Right on dude. Nicely put. And thanks for interviewing me. […]

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