In Sudan Media Makers: Writings from the Diaspora, Mohamed A. Satti identifies and interviews six prominent Sudanese media personalities in the diaspora to tell their stories and examine their contributions to Sudanese media. The media and communication professionals are from a variety of backgrounds, including print and television journalists, a political cartoonist, and a novelist. Throughout the book, Satti connects the lives of these media makers to the history of Sudan from the last three decades to the present, providing insights on Sudan, Sudanese media, and the Sudanese people.
Mohamed A. Satti is associate professor of management communications at the Ivey Business School at Western University.
List of Figures
Foreword by Steve Howard
Chapter 1: Introduction: The 1989 Coup and the Administration of Omar al-Bashir
Chapter 2: Isma’il Kushkush
Chapter 3: Khalid Albaih
Chapter 4: Abdullahi Gallab
Chapter 5: Nima Elbagir
Chapter 6: Yousra Elbagir
Chapter 7: Leila Aboulela
Chapter 8: Sudan Now: 2019 and Beyond
About the Author
"Mohamed A. Satti grants the world the unique opportunity to listen to Sudan's story of struggle and resilience through the authentic voices of its diasporic media makers. A timely and captivating book, this is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the role of the media in advancing freedom struggles in the Arab world and Africa."
"Unlike previous media studies case books, this text highlights the voices of prominent Sudanese journalists, writers, and artists in the diaspora. The book provides vivid descriptions of lived experiences illuminating the role of media influencers in Sudanese politics. Dr. Satti ably synthesizes complex sociological ideas addressing the pressing need of raising political awareness in an Afro-Arab developing society. The book includes insightful examples and contributions of selected storytellers and visual artists. The book is highly recommended for readers interested in questions of development communication, sociology, and discourse analysis. It contains important readings for the students of journalism, communication, and media studies in Africa and the Middle East."
"Sudan Media Makers: Writings from the Diaspora is a timely addition to the library. Scholars of African studies, Sudanese studies, and media studies will find this book valuable. Mohamed Satti was able to craft and fully weave the personal stories of six Sudanese writers from the diaspora with the larger sociopolitical and historical context of Sudan. Readers will be taken on a journey through the lives of the six media makers and will gain a deeper understanding of Sudan’s history and politics and how it shaped the lives of the six writers."
The book offers relevant information for scholars and students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds including communications, journalism, history, politics, and international studies.