Africans of Two Worlds: The Dinka in Afro-Arab Sudan

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Africans of Two Worlds: The Dinka in Afro-Arab Sudan

By Francis M. Deng
Yale University Press, 1978
244 pp. $15.00
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As the son of a Paramount Chief from southern Sudan and a diplomat and minister in the traditionally northern-dominated (Arab) Sudanese government, Deng is well placed to understand the ethnic cleavages he describes and to assess the possibilities for overcoming them. Although too much of the book is taken up with transcripts of disquisitions by southern chiefs, the first and final chapters perceptively analyze methods for integrating diverse nationalities into one nation.