Omer Eltigani will present The Sudanese Kitchen, exploring the relationship between Sudan and the British Empire in relationship to contemporary British economic interests in the country and the recent uprisings in Khartoum. Accompanying this first launch of Omer’s longer-term project will be refreshments made with Acacia gum (aka. Gum Arabic), the only ingredient from Sudan that is not on the US sanctions list due to the dependence of large pharmaceutical corporations on it. This raises the entwined economic and political contexts of ingredients, sanctions and food production that The Empire Remains Shop—Birmingham investigates and makes public.
In an event in April, Omer will discuss the history of Sudan and its contemporary relationship to Britain, as well as the recent events in Khartoum, with invited guests.