Revolution in Every Country Comic Series: Episode 2 – Sudan: Building Power from Below

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.

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Arabic Translation

Further Readings/Viewings/Listening

Political Charter  





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.

Artist Bios

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.

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