Sudan Reading

TransConflict recommends the following books for those interested in learning more about the history, culture and politics of Sudan.

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Literature and First-Hand Accounts

Emma’s War: Love, Betrayal and Death in the Sudan – by Deborah Scroggins

Academic and Policy-Oriented

Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan (Oxford Studies in African Affairs) – by Alex de Waal
Darfur: A New History of a Long War (African Arguments): A Short History of a Long War: 1 – by Julie Flint
Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide (Crises in World Politics) – by Gerard Prunier
The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace or Truce (African Issues) – by Douglas H. Johnson
Sudan: Darfur, Islamism and the World: Darfur and the Failure of an African State – by Richard Cockett
Phoenix State – by Amin Mekki Medani
War and Survival in Sudan’s Frontierlands: Voices from the Blue Nile – by Wendy James

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