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Title:The Libyan connection: settlement, war, and other entanglements in Northern Chad
Author:Scheele, JudithISNI
Year:2016
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 1469-5138)
Volume:57
Issue:1
Pages:115-134
Language:English
Geographic terms:Libya
Chad
Subjects:conflict
communities
boundaries
property rights
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853715000766
Abstract:Historically, connections between southern Libya and northern Chad have always been close, if only due to the fundamental need for connectivity that characterises most Saharan economies. Drawing on so far mostly inaccessible archival records and oral history, this article outlines the implications of this proximity, arguing that it led to intimate entanglements within families and an ongoing confusion of property rights. This in turn resulted in increased rather than diminished hostility during the years of war that opposed the two countries, as people attempted to define uncertain boundaries, and were - and still are - competing for access to similar resources, moral, symbolic, social, and economic. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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