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Salt of the Desert Sun
Paul E. Lovejoy
0521524334
Apr 2002
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Book Description
In this study of salt production and trade, Professor Lovejoy examines the interaction between ecology, technology and social structure as a means of analysing the organisation of the salt industry of the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno. By concentrating on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Lovejoy is able to establish a base-line from which to interpret earlier changes in the salt trade and thereby assess the impact of politics and economy on the history of the trade. By the end of the nineteenth century, production depended upon a combination of slavery, free migrant peasants, and workers from the haddad artisan caste. A complex marketing network serviced the various salines, although this network was intimately connected with the distribution of other commodities, especially textiles, grain and...


The Triumph of the Sun
Wilbur Smith
0312939183
April 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in colonial Egypt at the end of Victoria's reign, this sweeping romantic epic reprises Smith regulars—scions of the Courteneys and Ballantynes. (The two fictional British families have provided character fodder for least half of Smith's 30 novels.) Bloodthirsty legions of Arab dervish troops under the command of the Mahdi, or ruling successor to the Prophet Muhammad, have surrounded (but not taken) Khartoum, trapping comely 17-year-old Rebecca Benbrook; her consul general father, David; and her younger twin sisters, Saffron and Amber. The appearance of a cargo boat owned by the dashing, entrepreneurial Ryder Courteney, as well as the subsequent appearance of Capt. Penrod Ballantyne of Her Majesty's 10th Hussars, give hope. Naïve Rebecca falls in love with Ballantyne, who deflowers her before racing...


Of Beetles and Angels : A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
Mawi Asgedom
0316826200
September 1, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1983, at age seven, the author and his family arrived in this country, having fled the Eritrean and Ethiopian conflict. "This earnest account of Asgedom's life up to his graduation from Harvard is peppered with powerful moments," wrote PW. Ages 10-up. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
When he was four years old, Asgedom's family left their war-ravaged home in Ethiopia. They spent three years in a Sudanese refugee camp before coming to the U.S. in 1983, where they were settled by World Relief in a wealthy white suburb near Chicago. He later earned a full scholarship to Harvard, where in 1999 he delivered the commencement address. His simple lyrical narrative, both wry and tender, stays true to the child's viewpoint as he grows up, taunted...


The Triumph of the Sun
Wilbur Smith
0312318405
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in colonial Egypt at the end of Victoria's reign, this sweeping romantic epic reprises Smith regulars—scions of the Courteneys and Ballantynes. (The two fictional British families have provided character fodder for least half of Smith's 30 novels.) Bloodthirsty legions of Arab dervish troops under the command of the Mahdi, or ruling successor to the Prophet Muhammad, have surrounded (but not taken) Khartoum, trapping comely 17-year-old Rebecca Benbrook; her consul general father, David; and her younger twin sisters, Saffron and Amber. The appearance of a cargo boat owned by the dashing, entrepreneurial Ryder Courteney, as well as the subsequent appearance of Capt. Penrod Ballantyne of Her Majesty's 10th Hussars, give hope. Naïve Rebecca falls in love with Ballantyne, who deflowers her before racing...


A History of the Sudan
P. M. Holt
0582368863
Mar 2000
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Book Description
Here is a new edition of well-known introductory history of the Sudan, which takes events of this troubled region up to 1998. This extended coverage considers the last years of Jaafar Nimeiri's government to his fall from power in 1985; the subsequent transitional military regime; the return to parliamentary rule, and the current attempts to establish an Islamic state under a renewed military regime. More than a political narrative, this book shows how the modern Sudan has been shaped by three key elements in its history: the influence of the Ottoman Empire; the impact of British domination; and, above all else, the enduring indigenous tradition of the region, produced by the intermingling of its African and Arab Muslim inheritance.

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This is a new edition...


Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide (Crises in World Politics Series)
Gerard Prunier
0801444500
September 2005
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Outsiders have never cared much about Darfur. In 1935, when the British ruled this large region in western Sudan, the governor wrote proudly that "we have been able to limit education to the sons of Chiefs and native administration personnel"; he hoped this would keep Darfur backward. Things barely improved after 1956, when Sudan gained independence and the leaders in the far-off capital paid little attention to their country's wild west. By the 21st century, in Gérard Prunier's estimation in Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide (Cornell Univ., $24), the area was arguably poorer than it had been in the 19th. Modernity had placed the commerce of the ancient Darfur sultanate -- trade in elephant tusks, ostrich feathers and, yes, slaves -- outside the scope of permissible exchange....


Short History of Sudan
Dr LL M. Mohamed H. Fadlalla
0595314252
Apr 2004
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Download Description
This Short History of Sudan is a summarized necessary reference for everyone who would like to acquire well-basic knowledge about the largest country Africa --This text refers to the Digital edition.


Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience
Mark Bixler
082032499X
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 2001, four young men, having fled the Sudanese civil war that has raged for more than 20 years, left East African refugee camps to begin a new life in the modern sprawl of Atlanta. Bixler, a reporter for the AtlantaJournal-Constitution, covered their emigration for the paper, and here recounts their extraordinary stories. Thousands of young men, displaced by the war and separated from their families, have come to be called the "Lost Boys" of Sudan after Peter Pan's orphans. Selected by the State Department for resettlement in the U.S., Jacob, Peter, Daniel and Marko had not seen a light switch before their arrival. Bixler chronicles their earnest attempts at cultural orientation and their intimate relationships with volunteers who donated time and money. While lively and even entertaining, the book does not...


Egypt and the Sudan
Gabriel Warburg
0714632473
Feb 1985
Hardcover
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Darfur : A Short History of a Long War (African Arguments)
Julie Flint, Alex de Waal
1842776975
March 3, 2006
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Book Description
This book details the history of Darfur, its conflicts, and the designs on the region by the governments in Khartoum and Tripoli. It investigates the identity of the infamous "Janjawiid" militia and the nature of the insurrection, charts the unfolding crisis and the international response, and concludes by asking what the future holds in store.



The Human Commodity
Elizabeth Savage
0714634697
Sept 1992
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Darfur: A Short History of a Long War
Julie Flint
1842776967
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book details the history of Darfur, its conflicts, and the designs on the region by the governments in Khartoum and Tripoli. It investigates the identity of the infamous "Janjawiid" militia and the nature of the insurrection, charts the unfolding crisis and the international response, and concludes by asking what the future holds in store.



The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars (African Issues)
Douglas Hamilton Johnson
0253215846
February 2003
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The Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey through the Congo
Daniel Liebowitz
0393059030
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this engrossing chronicle of a noble rescue mission turned sour, the monstrosities come as often from its central character as they do from the forests of Equatoria that he and his officers explored. Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) was "an unwanted bastard" who became arguably the Victorian era's greatest explorer. Liebowitz, a retired physician, and TV documentary writer Pearson reason convincingly that the shame of Stanley's Dickensian childhood gave rise to his hunger for glory and his nonexistent empathy: almost prerequisites for the 1886–1889 mission (to rescue the governor of Equatoria, now the southern part of Sudan) that was the pretext for Stanley's expedition. The authors move to great effect between the record of events in Stanley's journal and those of his officers. The book becomes...


Sudan: The Land And the People
Timothy Carney, et al
029598533X
September 30, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sudan: The Land and the People presents the whole of Africa's largest country. Nearly one-third the size of the United States, Sudan sprawls over more than one million square miles. Here for more than a thousand years Arabs and Africans have collided and blended to produce people who share a turbulent history and rich cultural heritage. Arab and African alike divide into tribes. More than 350 unique languages, customs, and artistic traditions combine to form the ethnic patchwork of Africa's most diverse country. Internatonally renowned photographer Michael Freeman traveled the lenght and breadth of Sudan to capture these extraordinary photos of modern Sudan. Sudanese diversity begins with its geography. Deserts, salt-washed seacoast, riverine and forest lushness, rock and hill and dry wash, lake and stream, rapids...


A History of the Sudan
Anthony John Arkell
0837171296
Jan 1974
Hardcover
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Modern Sudan
Riang Yer Zuor
141377816X
June 2005
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Book Description
The African nation of the Sudan is best known to the world not for the wonderful things it has done, but for a horrible human tragedy created by man himself. This tragedy is a result of the long-running conflict pitting the subsequent governments in Khartoum against the marginalized citizens in the south, west, east, and the far north. Modern Sudan: Its History and the Genesis of the Current Crises traces this conflict to its very roots.


Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story, From Deep In Africa To The Heart Of Paris
Michael Allin
0385334117
May 2003
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Book Review
Zarafa was a gentle 19th-century giraffe, a simple animal whose life was dictated by the tumultuous times around her. From the African savanna where she was caught and tamed as an infant, Zarafa was shipped down the Nile--along with the meat of her mother and several hundred human slaves--to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. From there she sailed on to France, a gift from Muhammad Ali, the "Renaissance Barbarian" viceroy of Egypt, intended to distract King Charles X while Egyptian forces invaded Greece. As political ploy, it didn't work. But as ambassador from an exotic land, this odd animal captivated the French people for almost two decades, as she lived out her life as part of the royal menagerie.

Michael Allin intertwines natural history with a brutal chapter in the history of civilization, augmenting the...



The Journey of the Lost Boys: A Story of Courage, Faith and the Sheer Determination to Survive by a Group of Young Boys Called "The Lost Boys of Sudan"
Joan Hecht
0976387506
May 30, 2005
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Bishop Nathaniel GarangSouth Sudan Diocese of Bor
"The Journey of the Lost Boys is a very moving story. One that every young person should read."

Ray StormsAuthor and Lost Boy mentor
Fascinating! I could not put it down!

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The Egyptian Sudan
E. A. Wallis Budge
1417977221
Oct 2004
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Book Description
Volume One of Two. With Numerous illustrations. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417982802.


Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State
Sharon Elaine Hutchinson
0520202848
March 1996
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Book Description
Through the pioneering efforts of the famed British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard, the Nuer of southern Sudan have become one of anthropology's most celebrated case studies. Now Sharon Hutchinson combines fresh ethnographic evidence and contemporary theoretical perspectives to show not only what has happened to the Nuer since their 1930s encounters with Evans-Pritchard, but, more importantly, what is to be gained from a thoroughly historicized treatment of ethnographic materials. Hutchinson's work provides a vision for what anthropology has become in the 1990s.
Concentrating on Nuer perceptions, experiences, and evaluations of change, Hutchinson traces the historical conditions that have led contemporary men and women to reconsider fundamental aspects of their lives. She raises a number of important issues...


Africa : The Holocausts of Rwanda and Sudan
Bill Richardson (Foreword), Lucian Niemeyer
0826338658
February 16, 2006
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Book Description
"Africa is a magnificent and diverse continent full of majesty and mystery. Unfortunately, recent waves of genocide have also spread misery to millions of Africans. In these pages Lucian Niemeyer has bravely and sensitively documented the horror and cruelty of the genocides of Rwanda and Sudan."--from Africa's Foreword by Bill Richardson

In 1994, internationally known author and photographer Lucian Niemeyer began a series of journeys to Africa to document and expose atrocities being committed there. Niemeyer traveled to the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire a few months after the terrible Hutu-on-Tutsi genocide. Subsequent trips to the Sudan were made to document slavery, the oil field genocide, and the Nuba Mountain epoch.

Four main types of holocausts are presented in these stories: tribe-on-tribe...



Sudan
Salome C. Nnoromele
159018338X
March 2004
Hardcover
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Review
MultiCultural Review : "The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Children's Bookwatch : "Libraries seeking solid, lasting references for their geography section will want to include...these additions... the Modern Nations of the World series provides important overviews and information on the history and politics of the countries with black-and-white photos peppering the...


Inside Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe
Donald Petterson
0813341116
September 2003
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The New York Times Book Review, Chris Tomlinson
Bringing a veteran diplomat's perspective, Inside Sudan ... is a welcome addition to the limited number of publications on 20th-century Sudan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A former U.S. ambassador provides the most authoritative account of the twists and turns of Sudan's interactions with America, its devastating civil war, and its close connections to global terrorism. Sudan, governed by an Islamist dictatorship, became a pariah nation among the global community not because of its religious orientation but because of its record of human-rights abuses and its fostering of notorious international terrorists. As the last American ambassador to complete an assignment in Sudan, Don...


The Egyptian Sudan
E. A. Wallis Budge
1417982802
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Two of Two Volumes. With Numerous illustrations. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417977221.


Blue Nile
Alan Moorehead
0060956402
October 2000
Paperback
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--The Washington Post
"Utterly absorbing, sweeping as the mighty river itself...A magnificent, gripping story."

--New York Times
"An Exciting and Unusual Book."

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The History of the Arabs in the Sudan
H. A. MacMichael
1578984769
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Reprint of the 1922 edition. Hardbound. Oversized octavo. Two volumes bound in one, xxii, 347pp; viii, 488pp. Folding charts and map. H.A. MacMichael [1882-1969] was a dominant figure in the history of the Anglo-Egyptian Regime in the Sudan. He served there from 1905 to 1933: from early 1906 until 1912 in the Kordafan, in 1916 as political officer with the Darfur Field Force, and in 1917-1918 as sub-governor of Darfur, he had long experience of Kordafan during the formative period from him and it. He published, among many books, The Tribes of Northern and Central Kordafan [1912] and A History of the Arabs of the Sudan [1922], both long considered authoritative works. With the arguable exception of Sir Reginald Wingate and Sir Douglas Newbold, he was the most important British Administrator of the Sudan.

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