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Malaz SamiCreation Story of the Nuer
MIgdad AldikhariThe Stone Age
Hazim AlhassanThe New Pharaoh
Sara M. Alamin BadawiCandik, the Superheroine
Dar Al NaimThe City of Faras in the Christian Era
Khalid AbdalramanFaces of Sennar
Malaz AbdAllah Osman & Mawadda KamilChinese Gordon
Aala Sharfi, Abeer Saleh, Qutouf Yahia & Safwa MohammadSikka - A History of Return
Yasir Faiz & Sadig Gasim MukhayerWhite Flag League
Sahar Abdel Karim AbdallaThe Second World War
Salma Eghail & Amna ElhassanPhone call with Haboba
Ibrahim ElSalahiKhartoum School
Omer Eltigani Aisha, the Fadadia
Sarra Ibrahim SaeedThe Hakkama
Mohamed DardiriDr. John Garang de Mabior
Ahmed Aladdin AbushakeemaA Thousand Faces of Sudan
Enas Ismail & Yasir S. AbuaglaWomen
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Enas Satir & Husam HilaliThe Golden Kingdom
Enas IsmailThe Greeks
Rayan H. Nasir100 years of Beauty
Badri IbrahimThe Greatest Party
Mohamed Yahia aka Alhaggay & Yousuf Elameen ElkhairThe Beja-Swordmanship
Mohamed Yahia & Yousuf Elameen ElkhairThe Elite Black Corps
Realisation: Khalid Albaih, Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann Texts, artworks, music: involved artists
Photography: Niels Larson for Hazim AlHassan, Girl on Bike Editorial: Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann, Khalid Albaih, Holger Konrad, Amani Lazar, Locale: Qutouf Yahia, Rund AlArabi
Translations: Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann, Isis Hakim, Najwa Sabra, Ghazi Eltayeb, Günther Orth
Design Team: Locale: Aala Sharfi Artwork on page 30/238: AlMigdad Aldikhaiiry
Publishing House: Hirnkost KG
Sponsoring: Goethe-Institut Sudan
© 2019 Goethe-Institut
PrologueKhalid Wad Albaih
I always found myself providing a roadmap to what used to be the biggest country in Africa: “Sudan is the biggest country in Africa”, “we have the most pyramids in the world”, “the Nile is actually formed in Sudan”, “no, Sudan is not all jungle”… you get the idea.
Sudanese are very proud people. However, the lack of knowledge and appreciation of an inclusive Sudan has been one result of the successful political Arabisation and Islamisation of Sudan since the country’s independence in 1956.
Like many, I only knew what I heard from my family about how clean and organised all the main cities were, where milk in glass bottles used to be delivered to homes every morning, where people took the tram and the well-equipped train, how well-established Khartoum University was. However, that is not enough to compile a mental image for me, let alone the rest of the world.
This book is the first edition of a selfish attempt to form a mental image of Sudan by tapping other artist’s memories.
The first-ever collection of its kind, Sudan Untold/Retold puts together creative narratives on diverse moments from comic book writers, graphic designers, cooks, film-makers, and illustrators. These artists were selected through an open call by Goethe-Institut in Khartoum in 2017.