This book provides a comprehensive overview of the embattled Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, where the Government of Sudan committed "genocide by attrition" in the early 1990s and where violent conflict reignited again in 2011. A range of contributors - scholars, journalists, and activists - trace the genesis of the crisis from colonial era neglect to institutionalized insecurity, emphasizing the failure of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement to address the political and social concerns of the Nuba people. This volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the nuances of the contemporary crisis in the Nuba Mountains and explore its potential solutions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"Not all injustices get the attention they deserve. It's been the fate of the Nuba people to be both attacked mercilessly and ignored by the outside world. This book will introduce readers to a catastrophe that deserves to be widely known and for which a solution is desperately needed. I congratulate the editors, the contributors (including, refreshingly, Sudanese themselves), and the publishers."-Gerald Caplan, Ph.D. Author of Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide.
"This is an outstanding work that directs our attention to the situation in the Nuba Mountains, seemingly a permanent resident on lists of neglected crises around the world. Collectively, the contributors ably situate the conflict within its historical context, describing a cycle of political marginalization, rebellion, and genocidal response that continues to this day."-David Simon, Yale University, USA.