My name is Daisy Abboudi and I am a public historian and writer.
After completing my Masters Degree in Ancient History, I set up Tales of Jewish Sudan, an oral history project dedicated to preserving the testimonies and recipes of the little-known Jewish community that lived in Sudan from the turn of the 20th Century to the early 1970s.
As a second-generation migrant of the Sudanese-Jewish community, born in the UK, I was raised hearing stories of my parents’ and grandparents’ life in Sudan, as well as eating and cooking the food that came with them.
Even at its peak, the community was only around 250 families, and it will soon be lost from living memory.
I designed Tales of Jewish Sudan to ensure the history of the community lives on through interviews, which I conducted myself, alongside research, and collections of traditional recipes. In 2020, I visited Sudan for the first time to see the country I have learned so much about first hand.
The project has received national and international attention and has been covered in numerous media articles. I regularly present my research to various interested organisations and groups, and it will ultimately be published as a book.
Alongside my work on Tales of Jewish Sudan, I am also the Deputy Director of Sephardi Voices UK, an oral history charity that records and captures the experiences of Jews from the Middle East, North Africa and Iran who settled in the UK.
I'd love to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com