Reem Abbas is a Sudanese journalist, writer and an award-winning blogger. She blogs here and tweets @ReemWrites. As of October 2016, she will produce a bi-monthly podcast on her blog called "Make us understand"
Every day, thousands of people, especially youngsters, leave their house to sit on Nile Street, by the beautiful Nile river and drink tea, coffee and enjoy ready snacks at the open-air cafes catered for and run by tea ladies.
In Sudan, the state security apparatus has adopted a new habit: confiscating and banning books. Authors and rights activists are rightly outraged, but this is helping the growth of a new reading culture in Khartoum.