Abdel Aziz Baraka Sakin is a Sudanese writer. He was born in Kassala in 1963 and worked as a consultant for UNICEF in Darfur and as a project manager for the World Bank’s Community Development Fund. He has published many novels and collections of stories, and has been a member of the Sudanese Short Story Club and the Sudanese Writers Association. He won the BBC short story award in 1993. His novel al-Jango (2010) won the al-Tayyib Salih Prize, and was soon banned by the Sudanese government. In 2012 his books were confiscated and banned from the book fair in Khartoum. He lives in Austria and publishes his books in Cairo.