Australia: Stories of the South - Australia's South Sudanese: Stories-of-the-South19

Achingol Mayom and her cousin Agudi run up a descending escalator in a Sydney shopping centre. When asked about the role of language in keeping South Sudanese culture alive, Achingol responded, ‘at home and with my friends I speak a mixture of English and Dinka, I call it Dinklish’.  Aged 7 Achingol arrived in Australia in 2003 with her Mother and five siblings. A year later in 2004 the family moved across the road from the photographer and it is where they first met. Achingol was part of a group of young Australian South Sudanese who participated in a cell phone photography project the photographer crowd funded to run in January 2015. During a discussion panel during the public exhibition Achingol said ‘I don’t want to be stereotyped as ‘that’s Achingol the basketball girl’ or whatever I want it to be like ‘that’s Achingol she’s a primary school teacher.;

Achingol Mayom and her cousin Agudi run up a descending escalator in a Sydney shopping centre. When asked about the role of language in keeping South Sudanese culture alive, Achingol responded, ‘at home and with my friends I speak a mixture of English and Dinka, I call it Dinklish’. Aged 7 Achingol arrived in Australia in 2003 with her Mother and five siblings. A year later in 2004 the family moved across the road from the photographer and it is where they first met. Achingol was part of a group of young Australian South Sudanese who participated in a cell phone photography project the photographer crowd funded to run in January 2015. During a discussion panel during the public exhibition Achingol said ‘I don’t want to be stereotyped as ‘that’s Achingol the basketball girl’ or whatever I want it to be like ‘that’s Achingol she’s a primary school teacher.;