(see also Sudan: Darfur & Sudan: Southern Region)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
Strike One. James Astill, The Guardian (8/2/01). On 1998 American bombing.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Al Bawaba: Middle East Gateway. Section for each country.
Middle East Research & Information Project. Publishes indispensable MERIP Report.
Fishman, Ted C. "Making a killing: the myth of capital's good intentions," Harper's (8/02):33-41.
Hentoff, Nat. "Straighten your priorities, Mr. President," San Jose Mercury (6/23/02). Exposes Bush Admin. opposition to Baucus Amendment (passed 422-2 in House) forbidding oil companies in partnership with slave-trading govt. of Sudan from listing securities in American stock markets.
Lesch, Ann M. "Sudan: the torn country," Current History 98 (5/99):218-23.
Medani, Khalid. "Sudan's human & political crisis," Current History 92 (5/93):203-8.
New Internationalist, special issue on Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia & Sudan (12/92), with articles by Richard Swift, Tony Vaux, Elsa Gebreyesus, Arthur Howes, John Galaty, Alex de Waal & Paulos Tesfagiorgis.
Ottaway, Marina. "Sudan in crisis," Africa Today 47,2 (spr 00).
Salih, Kamal Osman. "The Sudan, 1985-89: the fading democracy," Journal of Modern African Studies 28,2 (6/90):199-225.
Versluys, J.D.V. "The Gezira scheme in the Sudan & the Russian kolkhoz: a comparison of two experiments," Economic Development & Cultural Change 2,1-2 (apr-jun 1953):120-135 & 216-235.
Viorst, Milton. "Sudan's Islamic experiment," Foreign Affairs 74,3 (5-6/95):45-59.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abdel Salam, A.H. & Alex de Waal (eds.) The Phoenix State: Civil Society & the Future of Sudan (Trenton NJ: Red Sea, 2001).
Badri, Amna Elsadik & Intisar I. Abdel Sadig. Sudan between Peace & War: Internally Displaced Women in Khartoum & Southwest Kordofan (Nairobi: UNIFEM, 1998).
Berkeley, Bill. The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe & Power in the Heart of Africa (NY: Basic Books, 2002).
Beshir, Mohamed Omer. Southern Sudan: Regionalism & Religion: Selected Essays (Khartoum, 1984).
Burr, J. Millard & Robert O. Collins. Requiem for the Sudan: War, Drought & Disaster Relief on the Nile (Boulder, 1995). On the origins of the civil war in the South, and why it continues.
Deng, F. M. & P. Gifford (eds.) The Search for Peace & Unity in the Sudan (Lanham MD, 1987).
Garang, John. The Call for Democracy in Sudan (NY, 1992).
Haumann, Matthew. The Long Road to Peace: Encounters with the People of Southern Sudan (Leominster, 2000).
Holt, Peter M. A Modern History of the Sudan, from the Funj Sultanate to the Present Day (NY, 1961).
__________. The Mahdist State in the Sudan, 1881-1898 (rev. ed. Oxford, 1970)
Johnson, Douglas H. The Southern Sudan (London, 1988).
Makinda, Sam. Security in the Horn of Africa: An Analysis of Post Cold-War Developments in Regional Security & Emerging Strategic Issues in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan & Djibouti (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1992).
Moorehead, Alan. The White Nile (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963). Popular history of its exploration by Europeans in 19th c.
Morrison, Godfrey. Eritrea & the Southern Sudan: Aspects of Some Wider African Problems (London, 1976).
Peters, Chris. Sudan: A Nation in the Balance (London, 1996).
Sabri, Husayn Dhu al-Faqar. Sovereignty for Sudan (London, 1982).
Sanderson, Lilian Passmore. Education, Religion & Politics in Southern Sudan, 1899-1964 (London, 1981).
Spalding, J. & S. Beswick (eds.) White Nile, Black Blood: War, Leadership & Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala (Lawrenceville NJ: Red Sea, 2000).
Turshen, Meredeth & Clotilde Twagiramariya (eds.) What Women Do in Wartime: Gender & Conflict in Africa (NY: Zed, 1998).
Thomas, Graham F. Sudan, 1950-1985: Death of a Dream (London, 1990).
Verney, Peter et al. Sudan: Conflicts & Minorities (London, 1995).
In the Library: Fiction
Cardoso, Jorge E. El tren de Jartum (Montevideo: Ediciones Populares para América Latina, 2002).
Deng, Francis Mading. Seed of Redemption: A Political Novel (NY: Lilian Barber, 1986).
Keneally, Thomas. Bettany's Book (London: Sceptre, 2000).
Mahjoub, Jamal. Navigation of a Rainmaker (Oxford: Heinemann, 1989).
__________. In the Hour of Signs (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 1996).
Mason, A.E.W. The Four Feathers (NY: Penguin, 2001).
Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North (trans. Denys Johnson-Davies; London: Penguin, 2003).
In the Library: For Young Readers
Kessler, Cristina. My Great-Grandmother's Gourd (NY: Orchard, 2000).