South Sudan : a new history for a new nation

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Full title: South Sudan : a new history for a new nation / Douglas H. Johnson.
Main author: Johnson, Douglas H. 1949- (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: "Africa's newest nation has a long history. Often considered remote and isolated from the rest of Africa, and associated with slavery and civil war, South Sudan has been an arena for a complex mixing of peoples, languages, and beliefs. Its diversity is both its strength and a challenge as its people attempt to overcome decades of war to build a new future. Most recent studies of South Sudan have a foreshortened sense of the past, focusing on recent civil wars and ongoing conflicts. This brief but substantial overview of South Sudan's longue durée, by one of the world's foremost experts on the region, rights that imbalance. Drawing on recent advances in the archaeology of the Nile Valley, archives, and new fieldwork and ethnography, Johnson recovers South Sudan's place in African history and challenges the stereotypes imposed on its peoples."--Page 4 of cover.
Language: English
Published: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
Classmark: UU962.9 /521810
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-213) and index.
ISBN: 9780821422427