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Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans: Reimagining a Common Future

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  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Amir Idris
    Pages 1-10
  3. Amir Idris
    Pages 141-151
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 152-170

About this book

Introduction

The 2011 split of Sudan and the conflicts that have followed make it a case of ongoing significance for understanding state-building in Africa. Examining both the north-south divide and the spread of violence from Darfur, this study shows how colonial legacies have shaped state formation and charts out a path to inclusive citizenship and democracy.

Keywords

Africa colonialism conflict democracy identity Nation national identity nationalism Protest state formation Sudan violence

About the authors

The 2011 split of Sudan into two nations and the conflicts that have continued in its wake has made it a case of ongoing significance for understanding security and state-building in sub-Saharan Africa. Examining both the north-south divide in the two Sudans as well as the spread of political violence from Darfur, this timely study has two aims: First, it shows how slavery and the legacies of colonialism continue to shape the challenges of state formation and political identity. Secondly, it charts out a possible path for overcoming historical obstacles to achieve inclusive citizenship and representative democracy.

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