Hannan’s grandmother was a wise woman and a great storyteller who told ghost stories to young Hannan when they lived in Sudan.
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By Hannan Kuea
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
My grandmother was a business woman. She traded herbs and spices. I will help her in the market, after she will tell me stories about her own life and ghost stories. My grandmother could tell something of the future. She told me one day, “when you grow up, someone will come from far away, from your father country, to marry you”. Everyone knew her because she was ‘imrahaikim’ (?)(wise woman). My grandmother call me “ben benty” (daughter of my daughter). We were very close. When I was 15 my grandmother died. The woman said she passed away. I felt cool wind that washed over my body. As my grandmother predicted I married a man from south(?). Now I have my own children. I tell my children a lot of stories about my mother. Sometimes I tell them stories about my grandmother. How she could see the future.