The Sudan Handbook, based on the Rift Valley Institute's successful Sudan Field Course, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Sudan, vividly written and edited by leading Sudanese and international specialists.
The handbook offers a concise introduction to all aspects of the country, rooted in a broad historical account of the development of the Sudanese state. It consists of eighteen self-contained, cross-referenced chapters, covering essential topics in the geography, history, sociology, culture and politics of the country, written by outstanding Sudanese scholars and recognized international experts. It includes numerous purpose-drawn maps and diagrams, glossaries of key terms, capsule biographies of key figures, a chronology and a bibliography.
John Ryle, Rift Valley Institute and Division of Social Sciences, Bard College, USA; Justin Willis, Department of History, Durham University, UK and former Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa; Suliman Baldo, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, International Crisis Group; Jok Madut Jok, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, USA.
Published in association with the Rift Valley Institute
Diplomats, aid workers and development workers heading for a tour of duty , in either of the Sudans, or both, should certainly read this collection of well written and informative essays. LAWFARE
Very useful. [...] As a vehicle to introduce one to all things Sudanese, it succeeds very well and is to be highly recommended. AFRICAN AFFAIRS
A collection of readable, thought-provoking and intelligent essays that together provide a thorough introduction to Sudan and South Sudan. [...] It will be invaluable to anyone who does not have a deep prior knowledge. SUDAN STUDIES
This witness to all that was bad in the past [...] and the celebration of all that is good, such as the new nation's vibrant culture and economic prospects, belongs in all African studies libraries. Essential. CHOICE
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