The object of this book is a very simple one. It delivers no new and startling facts or theories about Sudan; it may possibly contain erroneous statements or judgments. It is but an attempt to convey to the tourist or fireside traveller something of the interest and charm of the Sudan in an unambitious form.
These modest aims, set out by the author in his introduction, belie the value of this book which provides a rare account of everyday life in a little-known country during the early years of the twentieth century.
Today, both the historian and the general reader will appreciate the value of My Sudan Year, which brings within the framework of a traveller’s tale much information concerning Sudan, its customs and ancient traditions. The narrative is further enhanced by the large number of unique photographs.