CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. May, 2014, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p1654, 1 p.
Books -- Book reviews and Slavery in the Sudan: History, Documents, and Commentary (Nonfiction work) -- Book reviews
Nugud, Mohamed Ibrahim. Slavery in the Sudan: history, documents, and commentary, by Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud; ed. by Sharon Barnes; tr. by Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 184p index [...]
HISTORY, INSURGENCY, RESISTANCE to government, SOUTH Sudan, CIVIL War, 2013-, and SOUTH Sudan -- Politics & government -- 2011-
This article is a case study of armed opposition factions in the Central Equatoria region within South Sudan’s current civil war. Based on research in South Sudan and northern Uganda during the spring of 2017, the study focuses on the internal organisation, recruitment and funding processes, and political ideas of these organisations, engaging with recent theories concerning governance and civilians in rebel-controlled territories. It argues that rebels and civilians are not separate analytical categories, and that the region’s new wartime orders are embedded in common local knowledge drawn from historical practice. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Women--Political activity--Sudan--History--20th century, Fashion--Political aspects--Sudan--History--20th century, Women--Sudan--Social conditions--20th century, Women's clothing--Sudan--History--20th century, and Human body--Political aspects--Sudan--History--20th century
In the first half of the twentieth century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female students, medical workers, and activists used a careful choreography of body movements and fashion to adapt to imperial mores, claim opportunities for political agency, and shape a new standard of modern, mobile womanhood. Khartoum at Night is the first English-language history of these women's lives, examining how their experiences of the British Empire from 1900–1956 were expressed on and through their bodies. Central to this story is the tobe: a popular, modest form of dress that wrapped around a woman's head and body. Marie Grace Brown shows how northern Sudanese women manipulated the tucks, folds, and social messages of the tobe to deftly negotiate the competing pulls of modernization and cultural authenticity that defined much of the imperial experience. Her analysis weaves together the threads of women's education and activism, medical midwifery, urban life, consumption, and new behaviors of dress and beauty to reconstruct the worlds of politics and pleasure in which early-twentieth-century Sudanese women lived.
INTERNATIONAL mediation, SOUTH Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 2013-, DARFUR Conflict, Sudan, 2003-, CONFLICT management, SUDAN -- Foreign relations, and PEACE -- International cooperation
In spite of a strong preference for African solutions to African conflicts within the African system of states, non-African third parties are frequently involved in mediation in Africa, most frequently in cooperation with African third parties. Yet, the factors that explain the outcomes of non-African involvement remain largely understudied. This article addresses this gap in research through employing a comparative case study between the Naivasha peace process between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement that led to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 and the Abuja peace process between the Government of Sudan and the Darfurian rebels that led to the Darfur Peace Agreement in 2006. These cases suggest that non-African leverage coordinated by African third parties enhances the prospects for mediation success, while uncoordinated non-African leverage seems to supplant efforts of African third parties. The phrase African solutions to African challenges should therefore be understood as a division of labour, rather than an excuse for non-African third parties to ignore Africa's problems or African third parties acting on their own. While African third parties should take the lead in resolving civil wars in Africa, non-African third parties should support these processes by lending additional strength. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Time International (South Pacific Edition). 4/22/2019, Vol. 193 Issue 15, p10-10. 1/4p.
SUDAN -- History -- 2011-
This section offers world news briefs as of April 2019 including the decision of some members of the Sudanese military to defend protesters from attacks by regime security forces, the imprisonment of Yujing Zhang for breaching security at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, and the labeling of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization by Trump.
Islam--Sudan--History--20th century and Sufism--Sudan--History--20th century
Steve Howard departed for the Sudan in the early 1980s as an American graduate student beginning a three-year journey in which he would join and live with the Republican Brotherhood, the Sufi Muslim group led by the visionary Mahmoud Mohamed Taha. Taha was a religious intellectual who participated in the early days of Sudan's anticolonial struggle, but quickly turned his movement into a religious reform effort based on his radical reading of the Qur'an. He was executed in 1985 for apostasy. Decades after returning to the life of an academic in the United States, Howard brings us this memoir of his time with the Republican Brotherhood, who advocated, among other things, equality for women. Modern Muslims describes Howard's path to learning not only about Islam and Sufism but also about Sudan's history and culture. When the Brotherhood was thrust into confrontation with Sudan's then-president Jaafar Nimeiry, Howard had a front-line perspective on the difficult choices communities make as they try to reform and practice their faith freely. As well as a story of personal transformation, the book offers an insider's perspective on a modernist nonviolent Islamic movement that thrived and was brutally suppressed. An important book for our times, Modern Muslims yields significant insights for our understanding of modern Islam, African history, and contemporary geopolitics.
Justin, Peter Hakim, VerfasserIn, (DE-588)1138449679, (DE-576)49254168X, aut, Dijk, Han van, (DE-588)1138453919, (DE-576)181437201, aut, VerfasserIn, and Justin, Peter Hakim, VerfasserIn, (DE-588)1138449679, (DE-576)49254168X, aut
SUDANESE Civil War, Sudan, 1955-1972, SUDANESE Civil War, Sudan, 1983-2005, and SUDAN -- History
When on the wrong end of an asymmetry in the projection of hard power, weaker sides countenance the grim arithmetic of avoiding direct and massed confrontations. Invariably, insurgents have over the ages tended to employ indirect tactical methods to render their stronger opponents ineffective. Ultimately – interest asymmetry, regime type, asymmetries of strategy, and external intervention – combine in a complex interplay and pattern, to militate against a strong side. In Sudan, these factors interacted throughout the civil wars to produce regional autonomy and finally an independent South Sudan in 2011. Similar strategic logic had confronted many large African states battling insurgencies in Ethiopia, Angola, Nigeria, Zaire, and apartheid-era South Africa. Oftentimes, weakening public resolve has caused these governments to accommodate, capitulate or withdraw even if they try not to blink. Notwithstanding the regime type, it can be concluded that the majority of strong actors are prone to fail in a protracted, asymmetric conflict. Hence, the notion of linking victory in counterinsurgency to the degree of openness (democratic polyarchies); or closeness (totalitarianism) – is still valid but highly contestable in the case of Africa's large dysfunctional states. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Christian Century. 11/21/2018, Vol. 135 Issue 24, p16-17. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
HISTORY, RELIGIOUS leaders, RECONCILIATION, POWER sharing governments, SOUTH Sudanese, SOUTH Sudan, and CIVIL War, 2013-
The article discusses prayers by church leaders in South Sudan in relation to a peace agreement between President Salva Kiir and rebel Riek Machar. Topics include the impact of the conflict on social and economic conditions in South Sudan, a power-sharing deal between Kiir and Machar, and the views of South Sudanese people on peace.
Authoritarianism--Sudan, Human rights--Sudan, Rule of law--Sudan--History, Islamic law--Sudan--History, and Law--Political aspects--Sudan--History
How do a legal order and the rule of law develop in a war-torn state? Using his field research in Sudan, the author uncovers how colonial administrators, postcolonial governments and international aid agencies have used legal tools and resources to promote stability and their own visions of the rule of law amid political violence and war in Sudan. Tracing the dramatic development of three forms of legal politics - colonial, authoritarian and humanitarian - this book contributes to a growing body of scholarship on law in authoritarian regimes and on human rights and legal empowerment programs in the Global South. Refuting the conventional wisdom of a legal vacuum in failed states, this book reveals how law matters deeply even in the most extreme cases of states still fighting for political stability.
RECRUITING & enlistment (Armed Forces), SOUTH Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 2013-, UNITED States federal budget, AMERICAN humanitarian assistance, and UNITED States armed forces -- Stability operations
The article focuses on the compulsory enlistment of children in South Sudan to fight by rebels and government forces as civil war ravages in the country. Topics mentioned include the consequences of the civil war which involves death and displacement of civilians, inflation, and famine, proposed reduction of the U.S. funding for peacekeeping missions, and the concern of human rights advocates for more children to be forced to fight and die if the war continues.
DEMONSTRATIONS (Collective behavior), SUDAN -- History -- 2011-, COUPS d'etat -- Sudan, DICTATORSHIP, PARAMILITARY forces, and MASSACRES
The article reports on a rally held by tens of thousands of protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 30, 2019 to mark 30 years since the coup that brought to power the military dictatorship. The protesters want to overthrow General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo and his paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that were blamed for the massacre in the capital on June 3, 2019. Dagalo responded that he would not tolerate the protesters.