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Title:The Impact of the Fajr School on Sudanese Communism
Author:El-Amin, Mohammed N.
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:communist parties
Politics and Government
Abstract:The Fajr ('Dawn') School, the most intellectually oriented of the non-unionist groupings in the Sudan, was originally made up of a group of friends and former school-fellows who all happened to be living in the al-Mwarada quarter of Omdurman. The Fajr group viewed themselves as the natural leaders of a younger generation which in view of its great vigour, general awareness, progressiveness of outlook and overall potential in comparison with its elders had every reason to claim, on the one hand, that it was capable of ushering in a completely new and advanced era in Sudanese history and, on the other, that it should automatically be allowed to be at the helm of that new order, both before and after the end of foreign rule. The Fajr group's dual claim was bitterly resisted by the Sudanese traditional elites. The group's insistence on the rights of the young in the Sudan of the nineteen-thirties was repeated a decade and a half later by the Sudanese Communists. The message which the Communists wanted to put across, as well as the tactics they employed, were essentially the same as those of the Fajr group. Notes, ref.