Details zu 10.14361/9783839440698-007

Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann
Towards an Understanding of the Role of Political Satire in Sudan
DOI: 10.14361/9783839440698-007
Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann discusses the historic background and contemporary situation of the role that humour and satire play in Sudanese cartoons and analyses it in the context of the socio-political discourses in the country. The use of new media and social networking platforms during the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have been discussed intensely while little attention has been paid to the cartoons and political satire which accompanied and accelerated protests during the revolutions online and offline. »In the coming years, with the growing number of internet users not just in the urban center but also in the periphery, the role of artists documenting and accelerating civil unrest will become more central and might enable the Sudanese community to catch the attention of an international audience.« One year after this concluding sentence has been written, the world witnessed the rise of artists and creatives driving the third successful revolution since Sudan's independence and the fall of the 30-year dictatorship of former president Omer al-Bashir.