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The Resource A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory, Jamal Mahjoub

A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory, Jamal Mahjoub

Label
A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory
Title
A line in the river
Title remainder
Khartoum, city of memory
Statement of responsibility
Jamal Mahjoub
Title variation
Khartoum, city of memory
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Sudan - once the largest most diverse country in Africa - and its self-destruction. In 1956, Sudan gained Independence from Britain. On the brink of a promising future, it instead descended into civil war and conflict, including the crisis in Darfur which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and driven many more from their homes. When the 1989 coup brought a hard-line Islamist regime to power, Jamal Mahjoub's family were among those who fled. Almost twenty years later, he returned, to find a country on the brink of rupture. Re-discovering the city in which his formative years were spent, Mahjoub encounters people and places that he left behind. The capital contains the keys to Sudan's divided, contradictory nature and while exploring the Khartoum's present - its changing identity and shifting moods, its wealthy elite and neglected poor - Mahjoub also delves into the country's troubled history, one turbulent with the rivalry between Christians and Muslims. His search for answers evolves into a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of identity, both personal and national. A Line in the River combines lyrical and evocative memoir with a nuanced exploration of a country's complex history, politics and religion. The result is both captivating and revelatory."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahjoub, Jamal
Dewey number
962.404/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahjoub, Jamal
  • Khartoum (Sudan)
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
Label
A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory, Jamal Mahjoub
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Always returning, 2008 -- A history of lost chapters, 2009 -- Divergent city, 2010 -- Lines of separation, 2011 -- Parting the waters, 2012
Control code
on1002126837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781408885475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021443078
  • (OCoLC)1002126837
Label
A line in the river : Khartoum, city of memory, Jamal Mahjoub
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Always returning, 2008 -- A history of lost chapters, 2009 -- Divergent city, 2010 -- Lines of separation, 2011 -- Parting the waters, 2012
Control code
on1002126837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781408885475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021443078
  • (OCoLC)1002126837

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