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Written by two authors with unparalleled first-hand experience of Darfur, this is the definitive guide. Newly updated and hugely expanded, this edition details Darfur's history in Sudan. It traces the origins, organization and ideology of the infamous Janjawiid and rebel groups, including the Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement. It also analyses the brutal response of the Sudanese government. The authors investigate the responses by the African Union and the international community, including the halting peace talks and the attempts at peacekeeping. Flint and de Waal provide an authoritative and compelling account of contemporary Africa's most controversial conflict.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842779507
ISBN-10: 1842779508
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 129mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julie Flint

Alex de Waal is a writer and activist on African issues. He is a programme director at the Social Science Research Council, a fellow of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a director of Justice Africa. His books include Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan (1989), Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (1997), Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa (2004) and Aids and Power: Why There is No Political Crisis - Yet (2006) Julie Flint is a journalist and film-maker. She divides her time between London and the Middle East. She has worked on 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. Her work includes the BBC film Sudan's Secret War (1995) and The Scorched Earth (2000) and Darfur Destroyed (2004).