Osman Nusairi



Osman Nusairi


Osman Nusairi works as a consultant on the MAC project. He has guided the research into the Sudanese objects at the Royal Engineers Museum, has co-authored research publications and provided translations. Where he has substantially contributed to entries on this archive you will see the identifier ON.
Osman studied in Sudan and the UK. He has been living in London since 1972 but has remained involved in Sudanese issues.He writes plays in both Arabic and English as well as translates. He was a lecturer at The Institute of Music and Drama and a director in the National Theatre in Sudan before coming to the UK, where he continued to research and write, for the BBC and elsewhere. His research and translation work on the Mahdiya includes translating Arabic texts on the Mahdi, including volumes of correspondence and memoranda, and other materials written by Sudanese historians and contemporaries of the Mahdiya.


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Anṣār wax seal Physical Object
Facsimile of hand-drawn map by Gen. Gordon Physical Object
Annotated Drawing of Nile Physical Object
Gordon letters to Ottoman and European representatives Physical Object
Banner carried by Anṣār (الأنصار) Physical Object
Sudanese prayer beads Physical Object
Anṣār dagger sheath Physical Object
Anṣār powder horn Physical Object
Facsimile of messages sent by Gen. Gordon from Khartoum, 21-27 April and 30 July 1884 Physical Object
Photographs of Sudan and Egypt, 1880s Physical Object
Sudan Exploration Limited: 8 page report and various maps of Sudan. Physical Object
Anṣār (الأنصار) banner Physical Object
Facsimile of a Map Drawn by General C.G. Gordon, R.E at Khartum, March 17. 1874 of his Route from Suakin to Berber and Khartum Physical Object
Anṣār (الأنصار) Banner Physical Object
Anṣār (الأنصار) Banner Physical Object
Necklace Physical Object
Tambūra Physical Object
Currency note issued by Gordon during the siege of Khartoum Physical Object
A currency note issued by Gordon during the siege of Khartoum Physical Object
Curved dagger and black leather scabbard Physical Object
MAHDI'S TOMB Physical Object
Two pages of Arabic script Physical Object
Tambura Physical Object
Anṣār (الأنصار) banner Physical Object
Lady Watson's Scrapbook Physical Object