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A Diary of A Revaluation: The Fourth Democracy and the Art of Cartooning in Sudan

By: Talal Nayer Political situations profoundly influence the art of cartooning in Sudan. Forms of governance and political circumstances became very decisive and contributed significantly to the matter of appearance and continuity of cartoonists. Also, it had a strong influence on the issues discussed by the artists. Every political regime brought a new vision and widely contributed to the formation of the conditions for art and culture in the country. After the success of Intifadat April[i] in 1985, the newly elected government of Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi[ii] sent the main army-generals of The Second Dictatorship[iii] of Ja’afar Neimeri[iv] in prisons. Everybody was cheering joyfully to see the dictators behind bars. The Sudanese cartoonist Salah Hamadah[v] was editing and drawing a satirical page entitled In (Minn Ghair Za’all)[vi] in al-Seyasa newspaper. Hamadah was responding to the letters had been sent to his page in May 1989, a message came from a reader who […]