Sara Elhassan

Moving between the US and Sudan, Sara Elhassan is a freelance editor, and a well-known poet and blogger. Elhassan is a cofounder of Nas With Notepads, monthly poetry/spoken word events to promote the literary arts in Khartoum. She is well-known for a spoken word piece titled Video Response, which is a retort to a Sudanese professor, who appeared on a program on Blue Nile TV, claimed that most Sudanese women were ugly. She explains what the episode reveals about the Sudanese society. In the weeks that followed, Video Response received a staggering number of views, and sparked a fascinating response of its own. She then wrote about on African Arguments. (


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