Far in the Waste Sudan: On Assignment in Africa by Nicholas CoghlanFar in the Waste Sudan: On Assignment in Africa by Nicholas Coghlan

Far in the Waste Sudan: On Assignment in Africa

byNicholas Coghlan

Hardcover | September 30, 2005

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"In diplomatic circles, you cry when you hear you've been posted to Sudan, but you cry even more when you leave." Oil rich and on the divide between Africa and the Middle East, Sudan is one of Africa's most inaccessible countries. Nicholas Coghlan takes the reader from Khartoum, former home to Carlos the Jackal and Osama bin-Laden, to the Nubian desert to the rebel-controlled swamps and jungle lowlands of Equatorial. He takes us with him to the mountain ranges of Darfur and the forgotten national park of Dinder and on a fifty-year old steel sailing dinghy racing on the Blue Nile. With new conflicts smouldering in Darfur,
Nicholas Coghlan, author of The Saddest Country: On Assignment in Colombia, is the former consul general in Cape Town (South Africa) for Canada. He left this post in 2005 to sail the South Atlantic and South Pacific with his wife on their 8-metre sloop, B
Title:Far in the Waste Sudan: On Assignment in AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:September 30, 2005Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773529357

ISBN - 13:9780773529359

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic book on Sudan This author-cum-diplomat is spot on with his analysis and dialogue on the Sudan. The book is alluring and one of the best on the country. His second title, on South Sudan, is also worth picking up.
Date published: 2018-01-18

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"This book is part travelogue, part political reportage, and part economic analysis with a dash of amateur anthropology and a soupon of sociological speculation."