“Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim, professor of history at MU and his wife, Mahasin Awadelkarim, sit at the dining room table of their duplex in central Columbia.”

Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim, professor of history at MU and his wife, Mahasin Awadelkarim, sit at the dining room table of their duplex in central Columbia.

“Two friends reflect on their common Sudanese identity.”

Two friends reflect on their common Sudanese identity.

“Jongkor Kuot Mayol poses with his wife, Abak Garang, in their Salt Lake City apartment on Sunday. Mayol is among thousands of southern Sudanese who traveled to cities around the United States to vote for southern Sudan’s independence.”

Jongkor Kuot Mayol poses with his wife, Abak Garang, in their Salt Lake City apartment on Sunday. Mayol is among thousands of southern Sudanese who traveled to cities around the United States to vote for southern Sudan’s independence.

“Panther and Nyathiec, both from the Dinka tribe of Sudan, now happily reunited in the U.S.”

Panther and Nyathiec, both from the Dinka tribe of Sudan, now happily reunited in the U.S.

“Ryan Boyette and his wife, Jazira, in front of their home in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.”

Ryan Boyette and his wife, Jazira, in front of their home in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

“Sudanese couple Amo Alsheen and Alfaki Gameil share the recipe for their flavoursome stuffed vegetables dish.”

Sudanese couple Amo Alsheen and Alfaki Gameil share the recipe for their flavoursome stuffed vegetables dish.

“Elizabeth Kuol holds her daughter, Yor, with her husband Michael in their Grand Rapids home on Friday afternoon. Elizabeth is finally living in the United States with Michael after being separated for eight years while she was in Kenya.”

Elizabeth Kuol holds her daughter, Yor, with her husband Michael in their Grand Rapids home on Friday afternoon. Elizabeth is finally living in the United States with Michael after being separated for eight years while she was in Kenya.