War and Survival in Sudans Frontierlands: Voices from the Blue Nile

Paperback | September 27, 2009

byWendy James

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This book completes a trilogy by the anthropologist Wendy James. It is a case study of how the Uduk-speaking people, originally from the Blue Nile region between the 'north' and the 'south' of Sudan, have been caught up in and displaced by a generation of civil war. Some have responded bydefending their nation, others by joining the armed resistance of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, and yet others eventually finding security as international refugees in Ethiopia, and even further afield in countries such as the USA. Sudan's peace agreement of 2005 leaves much uncertainty forthe future of the whole country, as conflict still rages in Darfur. The Uduk case shows how people who once lived together now try to maintain links across borders and even continents through modern communications, and where possible recreate their 'traditional' forms of story-telling, music, andsong.

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This book completes a trilogy by the anthropologist Wendy James. It is a case study of how the Uduk-speaking people, originally from the Blue Nile region between the 'north' and the 'south' of Sudan, have been caught up in and displaced by a generation of civil war. Some have responded bydefending their nation, others by joining the ...

Wendy James is Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St. Cross College. She has carried out research in the Sudan and Ethiopia intermittently over four decades, and has long-standing academic links with universities and other institutions in the region of north-eastern Africa. She is a Fellow of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:September 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Historical Introduction: The Blue Nile BorderlandsPart One: The Struggles for Kurmuk and for Chali1. Projects, Targets, and the Recruitment of the People2. Chali: Rooting up a Sleepy Village3. Chali: Front-line GarrisonPart Two: The Long Road, 1987-934. Initial Refuge at Assosa and Why it Failed5. Blue Nile South: Ethiopian Turmoil, SPLA-protection, 1990-926. The SPLA Split: Refugees on the Edge7. Escape Bac to the New Ethiopia, 1992-3Part Three: Beyond Words8. Safe Haven? Bonga Refugee Scheme9. Dance, Music, and Poetry10. Sermons, Visions, and Dreams11. Reunions, Retrospectives, and IroniesEpilogueCurrent and Future AgendasAppendix: Time Chart