Darfur People: Too Black for the Arab-Islamic Project of Sudan, Part I.
Irish Journal of Anthropology, 9 (1).
Scholars working on the current Darfur crisis have often
looked inside the region in search of its causes. Not
surprisingly, this approach reduces discussion of the
problem to localized indices like drought, environmental
degradation, conflicts over local resources and tribalism
(see below). This paper departs from this approach for
two reasons. Firstly, Darfur is not an isolated region. It is part and parcel of a national structure in which the policies of Khartoum governments have played a great part.
Secondly,Darfuris not in anyway unique in its problems.
Its plight is shared by other re$ons in Sudan and with
which it is intricately connected, Darfur should be seen
as an indivisible part of a defective whole that is
bedevilled by the hegemony of a favoured segment over
the rest of Sudan.
||Darfur; Sudan; Africa; Khartoum; Janjaweed.
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Dr Abdullahi El-Tom
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