Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict
16 May 2023
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Sudanese Artists Speak Out: 'It's not our war'

"Sudan has become a battleground. But it is not the war of the people who live there, say exiled Sudanese writers Stella Gitano and Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin.

Stella Gitano is viewed as an important voice in contemporary Sudan. Her short stories, novels and journalistic articles — written in Arabic — have traced the consequences of war and displacement for more than 20 years.

Denouncing injustice, she has exposed in no small measure the greed and power-mongering of military leaders. "It is my fate," she says, "to have to relive all this now."

Fighting between troops loyal to rival generals in Sudan erupted on April 15. Hundreds of lives have since been lost."

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