Time for another "International Vintage" post! This time, I'm highlighting another one of the countries I lived in that is very near and dear to my heart: Sudan!
Specifically, I want to introduce you to a Sudanese woman named Princess Kouka:
I have run across this picture in several places on the internet, but I don't know where it's originally from. This picture's origin is a lot like all the other information I can find about Princess Kouka.... I can find almost nothing! She seems to be a Sudanese Arab, probably from the northern part of Sudan, and apparently she is royalty. All I really know is that she played a character named "Gara" in a movie with Paul Robeson. It was released in 1937 and called "Jericho" (also alternatively titled "Dark Sands"). Here's a short visual snippet of her from the film:
|photo by Frank Shaw, 1937.|
|I was also very cold after arriving in the U.S. from Sudan. I totally get that!|
My research has only left me with more questions about Princess Kouka than answers! If anyone can find other information about her, I would love to know it!