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Against all odds: Sudanese literature today
May12

Against all odds: Sudanese literature today

Life under international sanctions in Sudan is glimpsed in contemporary fiction being written in the country or in Sudanese diasporas under challenging conditions, as evidenced in London literary magazine Banipal‘s current issue. Banipal 55 is focused on the new, contemporary and modern fiction writings in the country and by Sudanese in numerous diasporas. Amidst a political climate blighted by the government’s response to...

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Sudan’s Exclusive Comprehensive Peace Agreement and what it meant
Apr19

Sudan’s Exclusive Comprehensive Peace Agreement and what it meant

Is there any likelihood of peace being restored to the Sudanese region — the Sudanese state in the north and the newly constituted state of South Sudan declared 9 July 2011? Al-Harith Idriss, analyst and former ambassador, looks at the latest developments in international efforts to restore peace in the Sudan region. ‘…Peace… is certainly a far more complex affair than war. Hobbes bleakly defined it as a period when war...

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The state of the State in South Sudan
Feb13

The state of the State in South Sudan

Al-Harith Idriss on the blood-stained tragedy and ethnic divide in the ‘Land beyond the rivers.’ Gerald O’Hara (Thomas Mitchell): “Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, that Tara, that land doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” Gone with the Wind, 1939 The recent large-scale inter-ethnic war has...

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