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Illustration by Kristine Nicole Maximo

Written by Anika Asuncion, The Vitruvian’s Associate Editor (SY 2019–2020)

In the midst of political unrest that started in December 2018, Sudan paused to hear an angel sing of promise. Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old architecture student, orchestrated a show of power through song and poetry on a car roof while hundreds of protesters chanted with her. While clad in white, a symbol of peace, Salah’s message had transcended barriers of discord. Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was eventually forced to step down after numerous rallies and accusations were filed against him, a monumental milestone after 30 years of monotonous control. …

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