CfP for Special Dotawo Pamphlet “#SudanUprising: From 30 June 1989 to #Tasgut_Bas”

In response to the recent events in Sudan, the Union of Nubian Studies released a statement that,

as Nubiologists, we devote our lives to the study of the past and present people and cultures of Egypt and the Sudan. Such a scholarly practice can never be allowed to fetishize its object of research at the cost of neglecting the social and political context that allows that research to take place. In the face of oppression and violence, which does not only affect those in Sudan who work with us, who study with us, who teach us, but also the entire society of which they are part, we cannot remain silent.

To that effect and expanding the scope of our support to more tangible dimensions, we are eager to open this call for submission for a special Dotawo Pamphlet featuring a selection of academic, para-academic, and  grassroot commentary and analysis of this historic #SudanUprising. This will be a curated documentation of personal, social and digital interactions critically examining the state of affairs in Sudan.

The pamphlet is envisioned as a brief but impactful collective of on the ground and diaspora analysis divided into 3 themes. We welcome entries on any or all following areas:

  1. Historical background and influential factors in 30 years of Bashir leading to current situation;
  2. Investigative timeline of turning points and emerging trends of the 2018 Uprising;
  3. Insights and recommendations on moving forward and building on this historic momentum.

We aim to publish in June 2019, marking 30 years since the coup that brought Bashir to power.

Deadlines:

  • Abstract (200–300 words): March 15
  • Submission (no word limit, but we aim for concise contributions): April 30
  • Editorial Feedback: May
  • Publication:  June

Contributions may be sent to: publish.tasgutbas@gmail.com