A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory - download pdf or read online

By Jamal Mahjoub

ISBN-10: 1408885468

ISBN-13: 9781408885468

ISBN-10: 1408885476

ISBN-13: 9781408885475

A relocating portrait, half background, half memoir, of Sudan – as soon as the most important such a lot various kingdom in Africa – and its self-destruction.

In 1956, Sudan received Independence from Britain. on the point of a promising destiny, it in its place descended into civil conflict and clash, together with the difficulty in Darfur which has claimed thousands of lives and pushed many extra from their homes.

When the 1989 coup introduced a hard-line Islamist regime to strength, Jamal Mahjoub's relatives have been between those that fled. nearly two decades later, he back, to discover a rustic near to rupture.

Re-discovering town during which his early life have been spent, Mahjoub encounters humans and locations that he left at the back of. The capital includes the keys to Sudan's divided, contradictory nature and whereas exploring the Khartoum's current - its altering identification and moving moods, its prosperous elite and overlooked terrible - Mahjoub additionally delves into the country's background, one turbulent with the contention among Christians and Muslims. His look for solutions evolves right into a considerate meditation at the that means of id, either own and national.

A Line within the River combines lyrical and evocative memoir with a nuanced exploration of a country's advanced heritage, politics and faith. the result's either desirable and revelatory.

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