Fragments of Darfur

Two Years in the Field as a UN Photographer

Fragments of Darfur

Some 300,000 people fled resurgent fighting in Sudan's Darfur region in the first five months of 2013.

In Darfur

An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volume One

In Darfur

A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274 H/1857 AD) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised in Cairo and a graduate of al-Azhar. In 1803, at the age of fourteen, al-Tunisi set off for the Sultanate of Darfur, where his father had decamped ten years earlier. He followed the Forty Days Road, was reunited with his father, and eventually took over the management of the considerable estates granted to his father by the sultan of Darfur. In Darfur is al-Tunisi’s remarkable account of his ten-year sojourn in this independent state. In Volume One, al-Tunisi relates the history of his much-traveled family, his journey from Egypt to Darfur, and the reign of the noted sultan 'Abd al-Rahman al-Rashid. In Darfur combines literature, history, ethnography, linguistics, and travel adventure, and most unusually for its time, includes fifty-two illustrations, all drawn by the author. In Darfur is a rare example of an Arab description of Africa on the eve of Western colonization and vividly evokes a world in which travel was untrammeled by bureaucracy, borders were fluid, and startling coincidences appear almost mundane.

Darfur

The Ambiguous Genocide

Darfur

Explains what lies behind the conflict in Western Sudan, how it came about, why it should not be oversimplified, and why it is so relevant to the future of the continent.

Where Mercy Fails

Darfur's Struggle to Survive

Where Mercy Fails

"An incisive work of photo-journalism with trenchant essays that illumines the plight of displaced persons in the Darfu region of Sudan. The authors take readers inside the camps via personal narratives and through compelling images. The work also provides a context for understanding the tragedy and describes a framework for how people of faith are responding to the crisis."--P. [4] of cover.

War in Darfur and the Search for Peace

War in Darfur and the Search for Peace

This series of essays provides in-depth analysis of the origins and dimensions of the conflict in Darfur, including detailed accounts of the evolution of ethnic and religious identities, the breakdown of local administration, the emergence of Arab militia and resistance movements, and regional dimensions to the conflict.

Darfur (Sudan) in the Age of Stone Architecture C. AD 1000-1750

Problems in Historical Reconstruction

Darfur (Sudan) in the Age of Stone Architecture C. AD 1000-1750

A history of the sultunates of the western part of modern Sudan and their legacy of great stone monuments, abandoned cities, myths and legends. Archaeological investigations have generally been lacking in the area and therefore McGregor focuses on the linguistic, oral and especially the literary evidence.

Soil survey

Soil survey