Sudan: Race, Religion, and Violence

Sudan: Race, Religion, and Violence

by Jok Madut Jok

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Overview

Sudan has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After decades of civil war, rebel uprisings and power struggles, in 2011 it gave birth to the world’s newest country – South Sudan. But it’s not been an easy transition, and the secession that was meant to pave the path to peace, has plunged the region into further chaos.

In this updated edition of his ground-breaking investigation, Jok Madut Jok delves deep into Sudan’s culture and history, isolating the factors that continue to cause its fractured national identity. With moving first-hand testimonies, Jok provides a decisive critique of a region in turmoil, and addresses what must be done to break the tragic cycle of racism, poverty and brutality that grips Sudan and South Sudan.

Editorial Reviews

John Ryle – Chairman of the Rift Valley Institute and Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology

‘A powerful and exhaustively documented account ... It should be read by all those concerned with the future of Sudan.’

Peter Woodward – Professor of Politics

‘A valuable and unique contribution to the literature on Sudan.’

Richard Lobban – Professor and Chair of Anthropology

‘Masterful and intense; passionately critical and solidly informed – Jok Madut Jok has done it again with his very current and poignant Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence.’

Choice

"In a set of skillfully argued and well-researched chapters, the author examines the role of religion, race and resource wars."

Transnational Perspectives

"Jok Madut Jok's book is a useful guide to the multiple forces, economic, religious and ethnic, facing each other in Sudan."

anthropologist and Chairman of Rift Valley Institu John Ryle - writer

"A powerful and exhaustively documented account of the suffering imposed on the people of Sudan by successive regimes in Khartoum, and by the rebel armies that have risen up to oppose them. Vividly illuminated by detailed political analysis, it should be read by all those concerned with the future of Sudan."

Peter Woodward - Professor of Politics

"This is clearly a very personal account by JMJ and that is much of its strength. His inclusion of much material deriving from his direct contact with people in many parts of the country is a valuable and unique contribution to the literature on Sudan."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780742991
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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