Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster

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Markus Wiener Publishers, 2008 - History - 347 pages
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Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 2008 Award --Choice Magazine Images of the genocide in Darfur have shocked the Western world: Upwards of 300,000 of itsinhabitants have died, and another 2.5 million have become refugees. Those affected by the violence are estimated at almost 4 million, 700,000 of whom are now beyond the reach of humanitarian assistance. These are staggering numbers, and the fractious insurgent groups involved? Islamist Arab tribal militias against Christian black Africans and other militias made up of deserters of the Chad Army?were and still are supported to kill, rob, and terrorize by the governments of the neighboring states of the Sudan, Chad, and Libya.."Burr and Collins' account constitutes an excellent history of the region's politics, providing many useful insights into the current conflict." --Foreign Affairs"In Darfur; The Long Road to Disaster, Burr and Collins have updated their original 1999 volume with additional chapters. The new title is not a publisher's gimmick: this is indeed the prehistory of Darfur's tragedy, and it is essential, if difficult, reading for any serious student of the crisis....Not only does it provide an account of a history indispensable for understanding Darfur, but it is a salutary reminder of hos intractable conflicts in the Chad basin can be."--African Studies Review (April 07) Darfurlarger imagePlease Choose: Add to Cart:Hardcover Info:ISBN 10 digit: 1-55876-469-7ISBN 13 digit: 978-1-55876-469-7390pp$89.95Paperback Info:ISBN 10 digit: 1-55876-470-5ISBN 13 digit: 978-1-55876-470-5390pp$28.95Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 2008 Award --Choice MagazineImages of the genocide in Darfur have shocked the Western world: Upwards of 300,000 of itsinhabitants have died, and another 2.5 million have become refugees. Those affected by the violence are estimated at almost 4 million, 700,000 of whom are now beyond the reach of humanitarian assistance. These are staggering numbers, and the fractious insurgent groups involved? Islamist Arab tribal militias against Christian black Africans and other militias made up of deserters of the Chad Army?were and still are supported to kill, rob, and terrorize by the governments of the neighboring states of the Sudan, Chad, and Libya.."Burr and Collins' account constitutes an excellent history of the region's politics, providing many useful insights into the current conflict." --Foreign Affairs"In Darfur; The Long Road to Disaster, Burr and Collins have updated their original 1999 volume with additional chapters. The new title is not a publisher's gimmick: this is indeed the prehistory of Darfur's tragedy, and it is essential, if difficult, reading for any serious student of the crisis....Not only does it provide an account of a history indispensable for understanding Darfur, but it is a salutary reminder of hos intractable conflicts in the Chad basin can be."--African Studies Review (April 07)

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Robert O. Collins, emeritus professor of history at University of California, Santa Barbara, has written numerous books on the history of Africa, the Sudan, and the Nile. He has also worked as a professional river guide and has traversed most of the Nile.

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