In this segment El-Fadel focuses on the way people from his village show respect to elders. He also helps listeners to understand the powerful respect Sudanese people feel for the earth and the very dirt from which all life flows. He discusses the way they grow their foods, find their well water, make their homes of mud bricks and grasses (also born of the earth) and even make their toys from the hard baked clay earth. Their gratitude and thanksgiving always starts with a respect for the earth and soil that make life possible and holds us at the end of our lives.
For regularly updated news about Sudan, El-Fadel suggests Darfur Women Action Group.
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Music: An Ethiopian song for joy and peace.