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What would you take along?
“My most precious thing is my desire for peace”

A. Ibrahim
170km | Adam Ibrahim from West Darfur State, nearly a hundred years old, has a strong desire for peace.
14.01.2016  |  Nyala, Sudan
Adam Ibrahim, nearly a hundred years old, was displaced in West Darfur State. (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim)
Adam Ibrahim, nearly a hundred years old, was displaced in West Darfur State. (photo: The Niles | Abdelrahman Ibrahim)

> Departure: Galala Kabkabiya, West Darfur State, Sudan
> Arrival: Krinik town, Sudan
> Distance: 170km
> Name: Adam Ibrahim, nearly a hundred years old.
> Previous occupation: Sheikh, I owned a retreat where I taught the Qu’ran.
> Current occupation: Sometimes I collect weeds to sell as animal feed.

 

Where did you run from?

Galala Kabkabiya in West Darfur State to the outskirts of the town of Krinik.

Where do you plan to go?

I would like to return home or be buried there.

What item do you wish you could have taken with you? And why do you still dream of it?

My retreat, which included more than fifty housing units built from local materials. Huge trees lined the area and more than a thousand students attended from various states of Sudan. My job was to follow up the progress of the students, conduct final examinations, and write recommendation letters to give them access to different institutes teaching Islamic studies throughout Sudan.

What is your favourite item now? And what makes this item very precious?

My most precious thing is my prayer and my desire for peace, so that I can one day go back home.

This article is part of:
On The Move: Experience is a solid walking stick
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