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South Sudan : A New History for a New Nation (Paperback) (Douglas H. Johnson)

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Africa’s newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and usually associated with the violence of slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs. The nation’s diversity is both its strength and a challenge as its people attempt to overcome the legacy of decades of war to build a new economic, political, and national future.
Most recent studies of South Sudan’s history have a foreshortened sense of the past, focusing on current political issues, the recently ended civil war, or the ongoing conflicts within the country and along its border with Sudan. This brief but substantial overview of South Sudan’s longue durée, by one of the world’s foremost experts on the region, answers the need for a current, accessible book on this important country.
Drawing on recent advances in the archaeology of the Nile Valley, new fieldwork as well as classic ethnography, and local and foreign archives, Johnson recovers South Sudan’s place in African history and challenges the stereotypes imposed on its peoples.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: History
Series Title: Ohio Short Histories of Africa
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Douglas H. Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2016
TCIN: 52149361
UPC: 9780821422427
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-0856
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