, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 249-258

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The conditions of the Southern Sudanese Women Migrants in Abu Siid Shanty Town, Omdurman, Sudan — A Case Study of Cultural Change

  • Ibrahim Fouad N. Affiliated withInstitut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Bayreuth

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The author analyzes the changing conditions to which S Sudanese women have been subjected after their forced migration the war-ridden South to Khartoum. There, too, they are suffering from hunger, homelessness, lack of a basic needs. Being obliged to house and work illegally these women find themselves considered criminals by both the State and many of the so-called “Arabs”. Serious identity change is involved in the process of adaptationof these rural people to the hostile urban environment.