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The Book Of Khartoum

Author : Ali al-Makk
ISBN : 9781905583720
Genre : Fiction
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Khartoum, according to one theory, takes its name from the Beja word hartooma, meaning meeting place . Geographically, culturally and historically, the Sudanese capital is certainly that: a meeting place of the Blue and White Niles, a confluence of Arabic and African histories, and a destination point for countless refugees displaced by Sudan s long, troubled history of forced migration. In the pages of this book the first major anthology of Sudanese stories to be translated into English the city also stands as a meeting place for ideas: where the promise and glamour of the big city meets its tough social realities; where traces of a colonial past are still visible in day-to-day life; where the dreams of a young boy, playing in his fathers shop, act out a future that may one day be his. Diverse literary styles also come together here: the political satire of Ahmed al-Malik; the surrealist poetics of Bushra al-Fadil; the social realism of the first postcolonial authors; and the lyrical abstraction of the new Iksir generation. As with any great city, it is from these complex tensions that the best stories begin. "An exciting, long-awaited collection showcasing some of Sudan's finest writers. There is urgency behind the deceptively languorous voices and a piercing vitality to the shorter forms. These writers lay claim over the contradictions and fusions of the capital city - Nile and drought, urbanization and village ties, what is African and what is Arab." - Leila Aboulela
Category: Fiction


Author : Alan Caillou
ISBN : 9780595091454
Genre : Fiction
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A Holy War raged across Egypt. The Mahdi, fanatical prophet of Allah and leader of countless thousands of armed tribesman, was about to descend upon Khartoum – arsenal of Egypt, ruler of Sudan. In England Prime Minister Gladstone made a political decision: England had responsibilities in Egypt but he would not send British troops to defend the city. Instead he would sacrifice one man. And so Gladstone sent General Charles George Gordon to Khartoum. Gordon, saviour of the Sudan, a man of righteous courage who would defy even the Prime Minister of England to rescue the people he loved, a man who had lived for them…and, if need be, would die for them… Also a magnificent motion picture starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier.
Category: Fiction

With Kitchener To Khartoum

Author : George Warrington Steevens
ISBN : IND:30000009106059
Genre : History
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Category: History


Author : Michael Asher
ISBN : 9780141910109
Genre : History
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The British campaign in the Sudan in Queen Victoria's reign is an epic tale of adventure more thrilling than any fiction. The story begins with the massacre of the 11,000 strong Hicks Pasha column in 1883. Sent to evacuate the country, British hero General Gordon was surrounded and murdered in Khartoum by an army of dervishes led by the Mahdi. The relief mission arrived 2 days too late. The result was a national scandal that shocked the Queen and led to the fall of the British government. Twelve years later it was the brilliant Herbert Kitchener who struck back. Achieving the impossible he built a railway across the desert to transport his troops to the final devastating confrontation at Omdurman in 1898. Desert explorer and author Michael Asher has reconstructed this classic tale in vivid detail. Having covered every inch of the ground and examined all eyewitness reports, he brings to bear new evidence questioning several accepted aspects of the story. The result is an account that sheds new light on the most riveting tale of honour, courage, revenge and savagery of late Victorian times.
Category: History

From Cork To Khartoum

Author : Edwin Geoffrey Sarsfield-Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015026620016
Genre : Sudan
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Category: Sudan

Early Khartoum

Author : Anthony John Arkell
ISBN : UOM:39015049808358
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology

Khartoum At Night

Author : Marie Grace Brown
ISBN : 9781503602687
Genre : History
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In the first half of the twentieth century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female students, medical workers, and activists used a careful choreography of body movements and fashion to adapt to imperial mores, claim opportunities for political agency, and shape a new standard of modern, mobile womanhood. Khartoum at Night is the first English-language history of these women's lives, examining how their experiences of the British Empire from 1900–1956 were expressed on and through their bodies. Central to this story is the tobe: a popular, modest form of dress that wrapped around a woman's head and body. Marie Grace Brown shows how northern Sudanese women manipulated the tucks, folds, and social messages of the tobe to deftly negotiate the competing pulls of modernization and cultural authenticity that defined much of the imperial experience. Her analysis weaves together the threads of women's education and activism, medical midwifery, urban life, consumption, and new behaviors of dress and beauty to reconstruct the worlds of politics and pleasure in which early-twentieth-century Sudanese women lived.
Category: History

Assassination In Khartoum

Author : David A. Korn
ISBN : 0253332028
Genre : History
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"Korn has written a fast-pased and absorbing account of the murder of two American diplomats held hostage in the Saudi embassy in Khartoum in 1973." --Foreign Affairs ". . . engrossing . . . well-crafted . . . a gripping story of personal courage and tragedy." --Foreign Service Journal
Category: History

Gordon Of Khartoum

Author : Patrick Turnbull
ISBN : UOM:39015026620198
Genre : Generals
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Category: Generals


Author : Luke Dixon
ISBN : 9781848762367
Genre : Adventure stories, English
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A contemporary take on the John Buchan adventure story, the novel is full of colourful characters, twists and turns, colour and excitement. The story is set against the backdrop of the current political unrest and warfare in Darfur.
Category: Adventure stories, English

Khartoum Journal

Author : Charles George Gordon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081063906
Genre : Khartoum (Sudan)
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Category: Khartoum (Sudan)

Civil Uprisings In Modern Sudan

Author : W. J. Berridge
ISBN : 9781472574039
Genre : History
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This book is open access and available on It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own 'Arab Springs' of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country's first two military regimes, as evidence of their role as political pioneers in the region. Whilst some of these claims may be exaggerated, Sudan was indeed unique in the region at the time in that it witnessed not one but two popular uprisings which successfully uprooted military authoritarianisms. Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan provides the first scholarly book-length history of the 1964 and 1985 uprisings. It explores the uprisings themselves, their legacy and the contemporary relevance they hold in the context of the current political climate of the Middle East. The book also contends that the sort of politics espoused by various kinds of Islamist during the uprisings can be interpreted as a form of early 'post-Islamism', in which Islamist political agendas were seen to be compatible with liberalism and democracy. Using interviews, Arabic language sources and a wealth of archival material, this book is an important and original study that is of great significance for scholars of African and Middle Eastern political history.
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Author : Bushra El Tayed Babiker
ISBN : UOM:39015062425817
Genre : City planning
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Category: City planning

Images Of Empire

Author : Martin W. Daly
ISBN : 9789004146273
Genre : Social Science
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This book combines important and often historic photographs with text to illustrate the value of photographs for the study of modern African history in general and of the Sudan, Africa's largest country and one of its most varied.
Category: Social Science

Catalogue Of The Greek Inscriptions In The Sudan National Museum At Khartoum I Khartoum Greek

Author : Adam Łajtar
ISBN : 9042912529
Genre : History
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The book contains the edition of 123 Greek inscriptions kept in the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. Two of them were monuments set up by Axumite kings in Meroe City after victorious campaigns carried out against the Meroitic state still before the official conversion of the kingdom of Axum to Christianity in the middle of the 4th century. The remaining texts, in overwhelming majority epitaphs, are connected to the Nubian Christian culture flourishing between the 1st and the 6th Nile cataract from the 6th until the 14th/15th century. The inscriptions are presented in the geographical order from the north to the south. Each text is reproduced, edited (in many cases for the first time), translated and provided with an extensive commentary. The book opens with an introduction on the language, form and dating of the inscriptions. It is supplemented by ample indices and concordances. The book constitutes an indispensable instrument and material for every student of medieval Nubia. It shall also be of interest among scholars researching Oriental Christianity and Greek epigraphy.
Category: History


Author : Capital Notebooks
ISBN : 168948845X
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