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Sudan : Race, Religion and Violence - Jok Madut Jok


Race, Religion and Violence

Paperback Published: 25th May 2007
ISBN: 9781851683666
Number Of Pages: 256

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Sudan is a country in turmoil, ravaged by civil war, plagued by roaming gangs of rebel and government militia, and is rarely out of the news. Despite government propaganda, tales of state-sponsored murder, genocide and humanitarian crises are rife, and there is a real need for a measured investigation which carefully examines the causes of the troubles. In this important book, Jok Madut Jok delves deep into Sudan's culture and past, isolating the factors that cause its fractured national identity. Highlighting the Arabization of the central government in the north and the imposition of this cultural identity upon Darfur and the Christian South, Jok analyses the vicious cycle of violence and goes on to ask what can be done to improve the plight of the Sudanese people in the future. Filled with sharp argument and heroic tales in the face of adversity, Sudan will appeal to everyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding of the current crises facing Sudan and its people.

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"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." Peter Woodward - Professor of Politics, University of Reading, and author of "Sudan 1898-1989: The Unstable State"

The military-Islamic complex and the north-south dividep. 49
Race, religion and the politics of regional nationalismp. 81
Arabism, Islamism and resource wars in Darfurp. 115
Islamic militancy, memory of the conflict and state illegitimacyp. 156
A deadly combination : militant Islam and oil productionp. 185
Insurgency and militarization of societyp. 212
Sudan and the rest of the world : the search for peace and securityp. 238
Conclusion : which way Sudan?p. 275
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ISBN: 9781851683666
ISBN-10: 1851683666
Series: Short Histories
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th May 2007
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1