An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volume One
Author: Muhammad al-Tunisi
Pubpsher: NYU Press
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.
"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.  of cover.
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.
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.
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