South Sudan From Colonial Neglect to National Misrule by Dr Lam Akol
296pp • 129 x 198mm •
Publication: January 2015
The borders uniting the vast country of Sudan were laid down fairly arbitrarily by British colonialist and they united two very different zones – the mainly arid, Arabic-speaking and Islamic region of the North and the more animist/Christian peoples of the South who lived in a more luscious landscape and spoke diverse tribal dialects. The tension has existed between the two ever since. South Sudan's session in 2011 was the cue for massive celebrations in the South, happy that they had finally thrown off the perceived yoke of the government of Khartoum. But troubled times lie ahead. An understanding of South Sudan's modern history is suddenly a vital requirement for a huge body of interntional policy makers, historians and journalists.
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