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Title:The death of Bassiouni: a case of complex identity in the Sudan
Author:Kramer, Robert S.ISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0008-3968)
Volume:49
Issue:1
Pages:95-107
Language:English
Geographic terms:Sudan
South Sudan
Subjects:Jews
Islamization
national identity
1850-1899
1900-1999
About person:Da'ud Musa Bassiouni (1906(?)-1987)
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00083968.2014.971834
Abstract:Contested national identity has been an important issue for much of Sudan's modern history, and was a key factor in the conflict between north and south since independence in 1956. The 'Islamisation' of Sudanese government and society, beginning under Ja'far Numayri in 1983 and continuing after the military coup of 1989, led to new levels of widespread violence and ultimately the secession of the South in 2011. Meanwhile, Sudanese people everywhere have continued to debate what it means to be 'Sudanese'. History reveals a number of ways in which Sudan's diverse peoples have been accommodated and assimilated in periods of both stability and instability. This study examines Sudan's minority Jewish community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and one important family in particular, to reveal how being 'Sudanese' has sometimes crossed, or muddied, a variety of ethnic, religious and cultural boundaries. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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