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Race, Religion, and Violence

Jok Madut Jok


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Sudan has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After decades of civil war, rebel uprisings and power struggles, in 2011 it gave birth to the world’s newest country – South Sudan. But it’s not been an easy transition, and the secession that was meant to pave the path to peace, has plunged the region into further chaos.

In this updated edition of his ground-breaking investigation, Jok Madut Jok delves deep into Sudan’s culture and history, isolating the factors that continue to cause its fractured national identity. With moving first-hand testimonies, Jok provides a decisive critique of a region in turmoil, and addresses what must be done to break the tragic cycle of racism, poverty and brutality that grips Sudan and South Sudan.

Praise For Sudan: Race, Religion, and Violence

‘Masterful and intense; passionately critical and solidly informed – Jok Madut Jok has done it again with his very current and poignant Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence.’
— Richard Lobban – Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Rhode Island College

‘A valuable and unique contribution to the literature on Sudan.’
— Peter Woodward – Professor of Politics, University of Reading, and author of Sudan 1898-1989: The Unstable State

‘A powerful and exhaustively documented account … It should be read by all those concerned with the future of Sudan.’
— John Ryle – Chairman of the Rift Valley Institute and Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology, Bard College, NY

Oneworld Publications, 9781780742991, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2015

About the Author

Jok Madut Jok is Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He has published numerous books and articles including War and Slavery in Sudan.