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  • Bailey went on, revealing their coverage of a dozen authoritarian regimes, from Khartoum to Pyongyang, where the authorities had no idea they were being watched by three thousand Circlers in California—had no notion that they could be watched, that this technology was or would ever be possible.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The journey was expected to take 24 hours, with intermediate stops in Rome, Beirut, Khartoum, Uganda and Northern Rhodesia.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • But that problem was solved when a group of radical clerics in Khartoum issued a fatwa in April 1992.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Four carloads of galvanized zinc from Flint must be flown to the smelters in Damascus by noon of the eighteenth, terms F.O.B. Calcutta two per cent ten days E.O.M. One Messerschmitt full of hemp is due in Belgrade for a C-47 and a half full of those semi-pitted dates we stuck them with from Khartoum.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • In the middle of the next night, on the leg from London to Nairobi, Deo remarked that we were passing over Khartoum.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He recalled a sentence penned by Gordon during the last days at Khartoum—"I would sooner live like a dervish with the Mahdi than go out to dinner every night in London."
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • …and sound clear and gunfire for the men to cross the lines and the warden marching with his keys to lock the gates and the bagpipes and only captain Groves and father talking about Rorkes drift and Plevna and sir Garnet Wolseley and Gordon at Khartoum lighting their pipes for them everytime they went out drunken old devil with his grog on the windowsill catch him leaving any of it picking his nose trying to think of some other dirty story to tell up in a corner but he never forgot…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Otherwise the dust billowed like sand over Khartoum and sifted deep into her scalp, where even a good brushing failed to dislodge it.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • She had read a column Nick had written from Khartoum, Sudan, about a teenage girl with an obstetric fistula, noting that the administration was now crippling one of the few organizations helping such girls.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • If the Ebola Sudan virus had managed to spread out of central Africa, it might have entered Khartoum in a few weeks, penetrated Cairo a few weeks after that, and from there it would have hopped to Athens, New York, Paris, London, Singapore—it would have gone everywhere on the planet.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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  • She was surely in Khartoum, still basking in the glory of her daring operation.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • During a dry season in 1991 and 1992, the Islamic government in Khartoum declared jihad in the Nuba region and launched an offensive to drive indigenous groups from the valleys.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • They lived in a fertile valley, of the very sort the government in Khartoum craved.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I took a bus to Port Sudan, and then Sudan Airways to Khartoum.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In Khartoum I was able to call a number Adid had provided to let Hema know I was safe.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Two days in sweltering Khartoum felt like two years, but at last I flew to Kenya.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Why escape Addis, flee Asmara, get out of Khartoum, and abandon Nairobi, only to face this?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In Khartoum, I waited a month for asylum from the American Embassy.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That was the only good thing that came out of Khartoum.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I don’t mind the cold in Boston because every cold day reminds me how good it is to be out of Khartoum.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Daldoum put together enough money to transport his family from Khartoum to Egypt, a two-day journey on a packed and run-down train.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • THE ISLAMIST GOVERNMENT in Khartoum didn’t make life easy for the displaced Christians who descended upon the capital looking for work, food, and housing.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • In a detail revealing of the government’s scorched-earth approach, Muslim soldiers destroyed any mosque they came across that had not been registered and sanctioned by Khartoum.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • After five months of barely subsisting in the mountains, the family gave up and moved to stay with relatives who had moved to Khartoum, where at least they had food.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Rather, I left on Wednesday, January 10, 1979, the day news spread through the city like influenza that four Eritrean guerrillas posing as passengers had commandeered an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 707 and forced it to fly to Khartoum, Sudan.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The government sought to mandate military service for the men—and to send them, in effect, back into the south or into the Nuba Mountains to continue the campaign of terror that had led these very people to arrive destitute in Khartoum to begin with.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • They record it in Addis Ababa, but also in exile in Khartoum (yes, Khartoum!
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • They record it in Addis Ababa, but also in exile in Khartoum (yes, Khartoum!
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That’s why I had to go—did you see her in Khartoum?"
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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