HISTORY

EARLY HISTORY

Flashpoint for Conflict
Encouraging Hostility
Rise of the Jallaba
Vivid Memories
"My Cousin Mohamed" - poem
 Seasonal Migration
 Dawn of Abolition
 Darfur


BEFORE INDEPENDENCE - 1900-1956

Pacification & Closed Districts
 "Sudanisation"


AFTER INDEPENDENCE - 1956-1989

1956-1989
The First Civil War
 Abyei - A Premonition?
A Ngok Dinka Song
 "Islamic" Law
 Civil War re-ignites
 The SPLA
 Loss of Moral Authority
 Uprising
A Ngok Dinka Song 
Fire continued to blaze,
as houses burned 
and our cattle were driven away, 
but we had no one to hear our case. 
We called and called, 
but no one asked what we were calling about.

We cried and cried, 
but no one asked why we were crying. 
We talked and talked, 
but no one asked what we were saying. 

God, it was you who gave the Dinka the cow
and you gave the Arabs their wealth in money. 

The Arabs have consumed their wealth, 
and they have gone to capture our herds. 

And there is no one to whom we can take our case: 
Our cattle have been captured, 
Our children have been captured 
and our villages have been burned down; 
We are now clustering under trees like birds. 
 

(Francis Deng, War of Visions, p 329) Top