Darfur: A New History of a Long War

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Zed Books, May 15, 2008 - Political Science - 336 pages
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The humanitarian tragedy in Darfur has stirred politicians, Hollywood celebrities and students to appeal for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Beyond the horrific pictures of sprawling refugee camps and lurid accounts of rape and murder lies a complex history steeped in religion, politics, and decades of internal unrest. 
Darfur traces the origins, organization and ideology of the infamous Janjawiid and other rebel groups, including the Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement. It also analyzes the confused responses of the Sudanese government and African Union. This thoroughly updated edition also features a powerful analysis of how the conflict has been received in the international community and the varied attempts at peacekeeping.  

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

This was a rough read. I've got no doubt that it's the definative text on Darfur and the history leading up to current conditions, but the book just wasn't written with readers in mind. Unless you ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnthefireman - LibraryThing

An excellent short overview of the war in Darfur by two old Sudan hands, Julie Flint and Alex de Waal. They begin by looking at land rights several hundred years ago, and this serves to highlight the ... Read full review



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Alex de Waal is a writer and activist on African issues. He is a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University; Director of the Social Science Research Council program on AIDS and social transformation; and a Director of Justice Africa in London. He lives in Boston. 
Julie Flint is a journalist and filmmaker. She has covered topics from Colombia to China and has won several awards. She has been writing about Sudan since 1992, initially as Horn of Africa correspondent for The Guardian and later as a freelance with a special interest in human rights. She divides her time between London and the Middle East. 

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