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Author Mahjoub, Jamal, 1960- author.

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

Publication Info. London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  962.4043 MAHJOUB    Check Shelf
Description 401 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue -- Always returning, 2008 -- A history of lost chapters, 2009 -- Divergent city, 2010 -- Lines of separation, 2011 -- Parting the waters, 2012.
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.
Subject Mahjoub, Jamal, 1960- -- Homes and haunts -- Sudan -- Khartoum.
Khartoum (Sudan) -- Social life and customs.
Sudan -- History -- 1956-
South Sudan -- History.
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
South Sudan. (OCoLC)fst01773109
Sudan. (OCoLC)fst01204591
Sudan -- Khartoum. (OCoLC)fst01206117
HISTORY / Africa / North.
Chronological Term Since 1956
Genre/Form Biographies.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Khartoum, city of memory
ISBN 9781408885468 (hardcover)
1408885468 (hardcover)
1408885476 (tpb.)
9781408885475 (tpb.)
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