This lecture focuses on the struggle over leisure activities in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan during the period of British. The paper is particularly interested in the way in which British colonial officials to control access to alcoholic and dance clubs and the response of the various segments of Sudanese society to these policies. The paper attempts to show that popular culture has become a site of struggle between the competing paradigms of Sudanese identity, the role of religion, ethnicity, class, gender, and marginalization as well as the interplay between such elements as race, class, power, and gender.
Guest lecturer: Ahmad Sikainga, Ohio State University
Professor of History