Spring 2024

Issue Editors: Deen Sharp, Nisrin Elamin, Najib Hourani and Paul Silverstein.

April 15, 2024 marks the one year anniversary of the current war in Sudan. It also marks the passing of nearly five years since a popular uprising toppled the Islamist regime of long-time dictator, Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. MER issue 310 “The struggle for Sudan” chronicles the current counterrevolutionary war from Khartoum to Darfur—a war that has wrought displacement, death and famine on a population of nearly 50 million. Bringing together contributions of scholars, organizers and artists, the issue examines the scale of loss and devastation experienced by entire communities, the popular responses to the war and the longer political and economic dynamics that underpin it. Their analyses highlight how genocide is driven by the relationship between land, “race” and economic crisis and how international humanitarian aid gets caught up within rapidly changing political power at levels of city, state and country. Yet they also show us how everyday activists, women and men across the country and outside of its borders, organize in response to emergency, creating networks of support that sustain communities amid counterrevolutionary violence and forced deprivation.


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