Researching South Sudan

Here are selected books & links to organizations and sites that were part of my research on South Sudan and may interest you.

Understanding Sudan, A Teaching and Learning Resource from the Center for African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.   Includes links to news and relief organizations, multimedia resources, and  resources for teaching about both Sudan and South Sudan for educators, researchers, and the general public.

The Gurtong Trust Peace and Media Project  seeks to bring South Sudanese people together. The word Gurtong means “to blunt the spear.” The site offers news stories on ongoing actions in South Sudan, maps, documents, description of school in South Sudan.  This is a good site to check for information on the country’s  “two hundred ethnic groups that speak different languages and dialects.”

New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof writes a blog On the Ground.  Kristof’s columns about South Sudan and Darfur as well as other regions in conflict offer a moral vision for our political choices.

Sudanreeves.org, by Eric Reeves, Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College, offers  “analytical briefs and advocacy writings” on what the UN describes as Crimes Against Humanity. His focus is the western region of  Darfur and now the oil rich border areas between Sudan and South Sudan.  Reeves offers extremely useful links to, and brief critiques of, African newspapers and “websites of note.”

Juba Arabic-English Dictionary; Kamuus ta Arabi-Juba wa Ingliizi by Ian Smith & Morris Timothy Ama, Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Press, distributed by the African Book Collective.

Social Conflict and Political Violence in Africa,” by Jesse Driscoll, Ph.D. Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education.  SPICE creates curriculum guides for K-14  schools.

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisia, Material World Books, 2007

Hair in African Art and Culture, ed. by Roy Seiber, Niangi Batulukisi, and Frank Herreman, The Museum of African Art, 2000.

Me Against My Brother by Scott Peterson, Routledge, 2001.

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