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War and peace in Sudan [electronic resource] : a tale of two countries /
Mansour Khalid.
imprint
London : Kegan Paul ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003.
description
xxxi, 536 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0710306636
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Book
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imprint
London : Kegan Paul ; New York : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003.
isbn
0710306636
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10794836
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [517]-527) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mansour Khalid represented Sudan at the General Assembly at the United Nations before becoming Sudan's Foreign Secretary with Prime Ministerial rank.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-11-01:
Khalid, Sudan's former foreign secretary during the Nimeiri era (1969-85), presents a richly detailed and insightful as well as idiosyncratic interpretation of his country's history and politics. He analyzes the multitude of dualities that have afflicted Sudan's quest for national unity during the postcolonial period, focusing on the colonial legacy of divide and rule, the cultural divide between the North and the South, the competition between "traditional" and "modern" political forces, and the bitter divisions between zealous theocrats and tolerant secularists. The end result of these schisms, as Khalid documents, has been a lengthy civil war resulting in the deaths of over two million Sudanese during the past two decades alone. In 1995, the government and its main political opposition in the South, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, adopted the Asmara Resolutions. These accords, described by Khalid as "the high water mark in contemporary Sudanese politics," represent a package deal that, if adopted, would separate religion from the state, decentralize the administration, restructure the state and the economy, and provide for self-determination and voluntary unity. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper division undergraduates and above. J. O. Gump University of San Diego
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An insider's account of the conflict and the many subsequent peace efforts by a northerner who sympathises with the southern rebels." -- The Economist
"Khalid, Sudan's former foreign secretary during the Nimeiri era, presents a richly detailed and insightful as well as idiosyncratic interpretation of his country's history and politics... Recommended." -- Choice
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Summaries
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Sudan has been gripped by civil war for the last 40 years, except for a ten-year period of peace from 1972 to 1983. This book traces the root causes of the Sudanese conflict: the remnants of slave culture, the rift between North and South, and conflicts of culture and religion.
Main Description
Sudan has been at war with itself for the last forty years, except for a ten-year period of peace from 1972 to 1983. This book traces the root causes of the Sudanese conflict: the remnants of slave culture and the rift between North and South, exacerbated by a conflict of culture and religion. Despite past divisions, the author identifies new points of departure in the conflict, particularly after the agreement reached by John Garang de Marbos in the South and the leadership of the Northern parties. The main tenets of this agreement are: recognition of the country's religious and cultural diversity, separation between religion and the state, recognition of citizenship as the sole determinant of political rights and duties, and radical restructuring of the state as a quasi-confederal state. The author avers that these measures hold the last chance for Sudan to be united.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. vi
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xvii
Genesis of Sudan's Multiple Crisesp. 1
Fractious Dualities and Colonial Muddle 1898-1945p. 3
Betrayal of the Nation's Expectationsp. 37
Sudanese Nationalism: The Special Preserve Of the North 1946-1956p. 39
Betrayal of the Nation's Expectations 1956-1965p. 69
Religion, Politics and the Statep. 109
Conversion on the Road to Damascus 1966-1969p. 111
Nimeiri Era: From Euphoria to Dementia 1969-1985p. 133
Civilian Regimes after Nimeiri: Business as Usual 1986-1989p. 167
The NIF Years: Ten Years out of the Twentieth Century 1989-1999p. 197
Toward a National Identityp. 275
The Conundrum of Sudanese National Identityp. 277
Peace, Mediation and Conflict Resolutionp. 325
Peace without the NIFp. 431
Conclusionp. 467
Postscriptp. 479
Appendixp. 511
Selected Bibliographyp. 517
Indexp. 529
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