A series of comics on revolutionary movements, events, and ideas in the SWANA region.
Sudan – Four years into a political revolution, this episode of Revolution in Every Country is an intimate portrait of organizers embedded in the social and political movements which already toppled a 30-year dictatorship and now works to form a new social compact that overturns the old order.
This piece reflects the viewpoints of the Sudanese Revolution and its supporters in Sudan. See our included list of additional materials for more context.
- Proposal for a Charter to Establish the Authority of the People (2022 – English)
- Uprising in Sudan: Interview with Sudanese Comrades (Historical Materialism – 2019)
- The role of local resistance committees in Sudan’s transitional period (Chr. Michelsen Institute – 2021)
- Sudan’s Revolution and Counterrevolution (Africa is a Country – 2021)
- The Charters of Sudan’s Political Landscape (Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy – 2022)
- Nonviolent guerrilla cartographers (Africa is a Country – 2020)
- ‘Retreat is impossible!’ On revolutionary fidelity in Sudan (Mada Masr – 2021)
- Mobilization and Resistance in Sudan’s Uprising (X-Border Local Research Network – PDF, 2020)
- No Sir No Ma’am! (English/Arabic)
- A Region in Revolt: Mapping the Latest Uprisings in North Africa and West Asia (Jade Saab, Ed., Daraja Press and Transnational Institute, 2020)
- Chapter: “Learning from Uprisings: Sudan’s December Revolution” (Azza Mustafa and Sara Abbas, 2020)
- Sudan’s Unfinished Democracy (Willow Berridge, Alex de Waal, Justin Lynch, Oxford University Press, 2022)
- What’s next for the Sudanese Revolution? (Dr. Iman Ahmed, October 2019)
- Sudanese Revolution Chants EXPLAINED شرح هتافات الثورة السودانية (Bentley Brown, September 2019)
About this Comic Series:
Revolution in every country (ثورة بكل البلدان) is the name of a chant that was sung during the Lebanese uprisings in 2019. It was a chant of solidarity with communities in the SWANA region (South West Asian/ North African) and around the globe that were/are resisting their own oppressive regimes. The chant was rooted in the understanding that we, as people with revolutionary demands, have so much to learn from different revolutionary struggles, especially those happening concurrently: whether it’s learning how to build strong communities or learning how to turn off tear gas.
This comics series covers inspiring revolutionary movements, events, ideas, and the frontline communities that are almost always erased in macro-level geopolitical analyses. The comics are both educational and accessible, and each comic is accompanied by a list of relevant books, podcasts, and/or documentaries on the topics discussed.
- Episode 1: Syria: Erasing an Inconvenient Revolution (June 5, 2022)
Ayman Makarem is a Lebanese writer primarily interested in the intersection of the personal and the political.
Hisham Rifai is a Lebanese artist and illustrator. He is currently based in Antwerp, Belgium completing an advanced master’s in research in arts and design. His work aims to combine political urgency with artistic practices.