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Title:Karari: the Sudanese Account of the Battle of Omdurman
Author:Zulfo, Ismat HasanISNI
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0723226776; 0723224994
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:colonial wars
Abstract:The Arabic version, about twice the length of the present volume, was first published by the University of Khartoum Press on 1 January 1973. Sources of information were written ones, unpublished intelligence reports, and the oral testimony of survivors of the battle from the Khalifa's side. The first three chapters give a quick survey of the Mahdist revolution and the social background of those who people the stage of the drama, deal with the wars of the Mahdist revolution itself, and with the period of the Khalifa 'Abd Allahi, the central figure of the story. The next three chapters examine the reactions of the Khalifa to the Sirdar's advance to 'Atbara. The next 14 chapters deal with the battle on 2 september, 1898.