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Sudanese Literature

This list includes literature from both Sudan and South Sudan. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of Sudanese Literature. This list just reflects the literature I have in my possession.

Leila Aboulela

Minaret (Novel)

The Museum (Short Story)

The Sea Warrior (radio play available online)

Interview (2007) available online

Summaries of Aboulela’s Radio Plays available online

To Love the Orientalist: Masculinity in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator by Brendan Smith (academic esssay available online)

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Rethinking Feminist Discourses on Female Genital Mutilation: The Case of Sudan (Article available online)

Ina Beasley: Her Perspectives on Women’s Prospects in British Sudan (Historical Essay available online)

Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed

Sudanese Trade in Black Ivory: Opening Old Wounds (Essay available online)

Sudan Peace Agreements: Current Challenges and Future Prospects (Essay online)

Survival under stress: The Rufa’a al-Hoi of the southern Funj in the Sudan (Essay available online)

Climate Change as a Crucial Factor in the Darfur Crisis (Essay available online)

Muhammad al-Fayturi

Sorrows of the Black City (Poem available online)

To Two Unknown Eyes (Poem available online)

The Protest Poetry of Muhamad al-Fayturi and Langston Hughes by Saddik Gohar (essay available online)

Subverting Hegemony and Colonial Narratives in The Poetry of Muhammad Al-Fayturi and Langston Hughes by Saddik Gohar (essay available online)

Reconstructing The African Identity in the Poetry of Hughes and Al-Fayturi by Saddik Gohar (essay available online)

Dismantling the History of Slavery and Colonization in the Poetry of Mohamed Al-Fayturi and Langston Hughes by Saddik Gohar (essay available online)

Profile available online

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im

Towards an Islamic Reformation (Religion)

Islam and the Secular State: Negociating the Future of Shari’a (Religious academic text available online)

Self-Determination and Unity: The Case of Sudan (Essay written with Francis Deng available online)

An-Na’im’s Website

Babikr Bedri

Mudhakirat: The Memoirs of Babikr Bedri (Memoir)

Francis Bok

Escape from Slavery (Memoir)

Francis Deng

War of Visions: Conflicts of Identiy in Sudan (History)

The Dinka of Sudan (Anthropology)

GREEN IS THE COLOR OF THE MASTERS: The Legacy of Slavery and the Crisis of National Identity in Modern Sudan (Essay available online)

Divided Nations: The Paradox of National Responsibility (Essay available online)

Self-Determination and Unity: The Case of Sudan (Essay written with A. An-Naim available online)

Address to the symposium “Unity and Self-Determination in Sudan” (2009) available online

Emmanuel Jal

War Child (Memoir)

Interview in Rolling Stone (2008) available online

The music of the war child (talk by Jal on TED available online)

Emmanuel Jal’s Website

Jok Madut Jok

War and Slavery in Sudan (History)

Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence (History)  Introduction available online

Militarism, Gender and Reproductive Suffering: The Case Of Abortion In Western Dinka (Essay available online)

War, Social Transition, and Illness Conception: The Case of Tuberculosis in South Sudan (Essay available online)

Daoud Hari

The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur (as told to Dennis Burke and Meghan Mckenna)

Salah M. Hassan

Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan: A Critical Reader (Editor, African Studies)

Jamal Mahjoub

In the Hour of Signs (Novel)

The Carrier (Novel)

In the Long Shadows (Short Story available online)

Interview by Jamal Mahjoub with Sudanese British Actor Alexander Siddig

Leben Nelson Moro

Oil Development Induced Displacement in the Sudan (Essay available online)

Over a Barrel (Article available online)

Old Habits Die Hard (Article available online)

Livelihood Opportunities for Sudanese Refugees (Article available online)

Interview (2010) available online

Tayeb Salih

Season of Migration to the North (Novel) Online Reading Guide

The Wedding of Zein and other stories (Short Stories)

A Handful of Dates (Short Story available online)

Obituary from The Guardian available online

al-Taib Saleh and the Contemporary Sudanese Novel by Saad Elkhadem (essay available online)

Reinscribing Conrad: Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North by R. S. Krishnan (essay available online)

Ahmad Sikainga

Organized Labor and Social Change in Contemporary Sudan (Essay available online)

Interview (2008) about Sudan’s Musical History available online

Ustazh Mahmoud Mohammad Taha

The Second Message of Islam (Religious Studies) Book available online

Education: A Letter to Dr. Osman Mahjoub (Letter available online)

Preparing the Free Human Being (Letter available online)

Interview (1963) available online

The Moderate Martyr: A radically peaceful vision of Islam by George Packer (article available online)

Islam and Human Rights by A. An-Naim (article available online)

The Death Sentence for Mahmoud Muhammad Taha:  Misuse of the Sudanese Legal System and Islamic Shari’a law? By Declan O’Sullivan (article available online)

Quest for Divinity: A Critical Examination of the Thought of Mahmoud Mohammad Taha by M. A. Mahmoud (Text)

Website dedicated to his life and work

Alek Wek

Alek: From Sudanese Refuge to International Supermodel (Memoir)

Radio Interview (2007) available online

Video Interview (2012) available online

Radio Interview (2012) available online

Interview (2012) in Forbes available online

Alek Wek’s Journey Home Facebook Page

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  1. SUDANESE MUSIC said, on March 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    As a group Promoting Music and Television from Sudan, I find your blog pretty interesting, “Some Sudanese Music Notes from the North(west) Country” I will keep checking for additions.
    Well written, thank you :-)


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