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Now We Are Zero

Now We Are Zero

Rift Valley Institute

In April 2016, seventeen chiefs from different parts of South Sudan gathered in Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village, in Eastern Equatoria, to discuss the role of customary authority in governance—past and present—and their own contribution to peace-making and a future political transition. ... more»

The Sudan Handbook

The Sudan Handbook

Edited by John Ryle, Justin Willis, Suliman Baldo and Jok Madut Jok

The handbook covers Sudan, South Sudan and the North-South borderlands. It offers an authoritative introduction to the two countries, rooted in an historical account of the development of the state. The book comprises a set of eighteen essays by specialists including Abdelrahman Ali Mohammed, Peter Woodward, Gérard Prunier, Jérôme Tubiana, Derek Welsby, and Ahmad Sikainga. It is edited by John Ryle, Justin Willis, Suliman Baldo and Jok Madut Jok. ... more»

Warriors of the White Nile

Warriors of the White Nile

By John Ryle, Sarah Errington and the Editors of Time-Life

Warriors of the White Nile is an illustrated account of the day-to-day life of the Agar Dinka, an agro-pastoralist community in Lakes state of South Sudan. The book is based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in 1981, shortly before the outbreak of the second civil war in Sudan (1983-2005). It presents key aspects of Dinka culture for a general audience, including the economic and symbolic importance of cattle, and their role in articulating and extending networks of kinship. ... more»