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Title:
The politics of two Sudans : the south and the north, 1821-1969
Author:
Ruay, Deng D. Akol, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
183 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9789171063441
Format :
Book

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Central Library DT108.7 .R83 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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This book gives a vivid account of the political history of Sudan from 1821 to 1969. It shows why Sudan is in reality two Sudans, which differ in every substantive aspect: geographical, ethnic, cultural, and religious. North and South Sudan became one sovereign state by colonial fiat. Since 1821 the Turko-Egyptian rules in Sudan sealed the fate of the Southern people. From that time onwards Southern Sudan has been laid bare to foreign intervention and influence.

The Southern Sudanese have experienced all kinds of exploitation, including the slave trade, subjection to alien cultures and religions, colonialism, and finally outright annexation to the Arab North. This foreign interference was, and still is, fiercely resisted by the Southerners. This book traces, analyzes, and evaluates their protracted struggle. The analysis leads to the logical conclusion that the two Sudans will inevitably in the near future become separate, sovereign states.


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