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Title:Scholarship and the two Sudans: an interview with Professor Samson Wassara
Author:Kramer, Robert S.ISNI
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0008-3968)
Geographic terms:Sudan
South Sudan
Subjects:political science
scientific cooperation
About person:Samson S. Wassara
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00083968.2014.971832
Abstract:This article is a transcript of the interview conducted over a period of several months in late 2013 with Samson Samuel Wassara, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bahr al-Ghazal and former Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Social and Economic Studies at the University of Juba, Republic of South Sudan. The interviewer wanted to learn not only Wassara's ideas about potential topics for scholarly collaboration between the two Sudans, but also how he, as a South Sudanese, regarded his colleagues in the North: Would Sudan's lengthy and bitter civil war inhibit interactions between intellectuals in the two countries? Would the contested notion of what it means to be 'Sudanese' affect (or even undermine) any collaborative undertaking? On a more personal note, what had he experienced as a southern Sudanese that might shape his view of Sudan studies? Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]