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Then, General Kitchener proceeded to order the destruction of the Mahdi's tomb and in Churchill's words "carried off the Mahdi's head in a kerosene can as a trophy".Kitchener restored Khartoum as the capital and, from 1899 until 1956 Sudan was jointly governed by Great Britain and Egypt.These books give an introduction to changing cultural practices and historic changes experienced by characters living in urban Sudan between 19.They also illuminate the characters' relationship to Islam.Although most of the city was destroyed in the battle, the Mahdi's tomb was restored and refurbished.On the Darfur rebel group of the Justice and Equality Movement moved into the city where they engaged in heavy fighting with Sudanese government forces.

There are unattested legends of a woman known as Umm Durmān who lived in an area at the confluence of the White and Blue Niles, but her importance remains obscure.

Her novels are Minaret, The Translator (1999), and Lyrics Alley (2010).

Lyrics Alley is set in Omdurman in the 1950s near the end of major British influence in Sudan, leading up to Sudanese independence from the United Kingdom.

At the height of the dance, participants say that their souls communicate with Allah (i.e. The spell is only broken with the call to evening prayer.

Leila Aboulela, a Sudanese author born in Khartoum, portrays daily life in Omdurman.

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