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The Darfur Sultanate: A History
by R.S. O'Fahey
In 2003, Khartoum deployed the Janjaweed militia to violently suppress a separatist rebellion, thus launching Darfur into the international spotlight. Since then, over 200,000 people have been murdered and scores more have become refugees. In order to understand the extent of this humanitarian crisis, which has developed into one of the most important international causes ...more
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published June 12th 2008 by Columbia University Press
(first published April 25th 2008)
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This book builds on R S O'Fahey's earlier work on the Keira Sultanate of Darfur. The main part of the book ends with the demise of Sultan Ali Dinar after the British invasion of 1916.. The reader cannot help sharing the writer's feeling that the destruction of local archives at El Fasher in the 1980s were an enormous loss to understanding the history of Darfur both before and during the colonial period. O'Fahey touches on the neglect of the province during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium and ...more