The Political Afterlives of Rebel Narratives
This chapter argues that the Sudan African National Union's (SANU) discursive construction of the “Southern Problem” was internationally resonant and diplomatically consequential in the 1960s. SANU’s discourses aimed to elicit demonstrations of African solidarity, condemnations of the Sudanese government and, ultimately, support for the South’s right to self-determination. It traces the traction SANU discourses had and the solidarity efforts they inspired. The chapter argues that the budding support in Uganda, the UK and various parts of Europe among students and activists reveals that SANU’s narratives of Sudan’s conflict began to influence audiences abroad.