Farewell Letter to South Sudan

10 Jan

Here’s my farewell letter:

Dear South Sudan,

We feel lighter now. In every possible synonym of the word ‘lighter.’


North Sudan.

What would your farewell letter to South Sudan say?


*Editorial note: This post reeks of sarcasm and/or subliminal messages. If you could not flat out tell that I am sarcastically pointing out that sad truth that some people feel this way, please take a few minutes (hours?) to read through this blog and understand my stance on the plight of the Southern Sudanese people.


6 Responses to “Farewell Letter to South Sudan”

  1. Mart January 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Incredibly distasteful comment.

    I would say I’m so sorry for the bad blood, I’m so sorry for the generations of discrimination.

    At least you know your direction now, at least you know who you are unlike Uncle Tom Northerners who choose to identify themselves as Arabs whilst the majority of Arabs consider them to be inferior and dark and ugly.

    God help those Northerners that have seen the light from the destructive ignorance of the ‘Uncle Toms’ in North Sudan.

  2. telzubeir January 23, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    i wouldn’t say sorry. it was an election we were not able to take part of. the blood was on both sides. so if i say sorry, then i am sorry about any blood, which was a result of wars blinded by religion or of which are a result of manipulating our intelligent leaders . i am deeeeply sorry that the southerners can relate themselves to the NY more than they can do to KRT.
    i am from north sudan and i don’t see myself as an arab, an african-arab to be more precise. africans dont consider us to be africans too! we are a mixture. we carry the culture and traditions of BOTH. actually, we don’t need the southern part of sudan nor the arabic culture to back our history. we have MEROE and other historical sites, which resembles the existence of a deep culture, hence “a belonging”.

    dear sudaneseoptimist,
    i don’t feel lighter. i am sad. i am scared. i am isolated. i feel unliked. i feel jelous that the south is getting to vote and we will never see anything like that. i am jelous that the souths infrastructures development is promoted internationally. something we should be hoping for too. so if i am anything, i am jelous.

    do you really really feel lighter? i certainly don’t

  3. Jason January 31, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    That’s racist! 🙂

  4. sudaneseoptimist January 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    That’s sarcasm!

  5. Mohamed Ibn Yousef February 1, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    😀 LOOL It sounds like everyone read the first six line then exploded with anger. Its Sarcastic. I personaly think the south are brothers and always will be brothers to the north. every one in sudan has black heritage even we in the north can still claim our heritage from the great black pharos the Nubians even though we also have Arab blood and the culture is Arab and we are Muslims.

  6. T. July 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    LOL This is the most hilarious comment I’ve ever read on this subject. You’re awesome!

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