Darfur's Sorrow is the first general history of Darfur to be published in any language. The book surveys events from before the founding of the Fur sultanate in the sixteenth century through the rise and establishment of the Fur state and its incorporation into the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan in 1916. The narrative continues with detailed coverage of the brief but all-important colonial period (1916-1956) and Darfur's history as a neglected peripheral region since independence. The political, economic, environmental, and social factors that gave rise to the current humanitarian crisis are discussed in detail, as are the course of Darfur's rebellion, its brutal suppression by the Sudanese government, and the lawless brigands known as janjawid. The second edition of the book brings the story up to date and includes an analysis of attempts to save Darfur's embattled people and to bring an end to the fighting.
Author: M. W. Daly Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 07/29/2010 Pages: 398 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.18lbs Size: 9.10h x 6.08w x 0.74d ISBN: 9780521131872
Review Citation(s): Choice 01/01/2011
About the Author Daly, M. W.: - M. W. Daly has published widely on the history of the Sudan and has received many honors and awards, including fellowships from the universities of Durham, Khartoum, and Tel Aviv, as well as residencies at Oxford, Durham, the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC), and elsewhere. He is also the recipient of the John Frederick Lewis Award of the American Philosophical Society.