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Darfur's Sorrow
The Forgotten History of a Humanitarian Disaster

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521131872

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  • Darfur’s Sorrow is the first general history of Darfur to be published in any language. The book surveys events from before the founding of the Fur sultanate in the sixteenth century through the rise and establishment of the Fur state and its incorporation into the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan in 1916. The narrative continues with detailed coverage of the brief but all-important colonial period (1916–1956) and Darfur’s history as a neglected peripheral region since independence. The political, economic, environmental, and social factors that gave rise to the current humanitarian crisis are discussed in detail, as are the course of Darfur’s rebellion, its brutal suppression by the Sudanese government, and the lawless brigands known as janjawid. The second edition of the book brings the story up to date and includes an analysis of attempts to save Darfur’s embattled people and to bring an end to the fighting.

    • The first and only general history of Darfur
    • The only book that covers both Darfur's modern history (since the 16th century) with the current crisis
    • The only book on the Darfur crisis by an expert on the history of the Sudan
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521131872
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The 'abode of the blacks'
    2. Lords of mountain and savanna: the origins and history of the Fur State to 1874
    3. The ends of the Turkish world
    4. Darfur at the end of time: the Mahdiyya, 1885–1898
    5. Between an anvil and a hammer: the reign of Ali Dinar, 1898–1916
    6. 'Closed district': Anglo-Egyptian colonial rule in Darfur, 1916–1939
    7. Unequal struggles, 1939–1955
    8. Colonial legacies and Sudanese rule, 1956–1969
    9. Darfur and 'the May Regime', 1969–1985
    10. Third time unlucky: Darfur and the restoration of parliamentary rule
    11. The state of jihad
    12. The destruction of Darfur.

  • Author

    M. W. Daly
    M. W. Daly has published widely on the history of the Sudan and has received many honors and awards, including fellowships from the universities of Durham, Khartoum, and Tel Aviv, as well as residencies at Oxford, Durham, the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC), and elsewhere. He is also the recipient of the John Frederick Lewis Award of the American Philosophical Society.

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