Partera Blog

Rolling Stones

Apr 20, 2020

It’s Good Friday and I’m repeating a ritual of some years’ duration.  I am listening to Henryk Górecki’s Symphony #3, Opus 36, […]

Music and Magic

Apr 1, 2020

Postponed indefinitely 27 March 2020.  Today I changed my profile photo on Facebook.  It was past time.  In the months that we’ve […]

The Sixth of December

Dec 4, 2019

Nineteen eighty-nine was an eventful year, giving rise to many 30th anniversary markings.  It was a political turning point in human history.  […]


Apr 24, 2019

Dateline: Juba, South Sudan, 2011 In 2010, Girifna was formed, inspired by the region’s Arab Spring. It was made up of mostly […]

Springtime in Sudan

Apr 24, 2019

Dateline: Omdurman, Training in Conflict Transformation It’s 2010. Zafra explains her group’s role-play. Though she lives on Tutti Island, a delta created […]