Sudan at the Brink: Self-Determination and National Unity

Sudan at the Brink: Self-Determination and National Unity

by Francis Mading Deng
     
 

In this brief but comprehensive book, Francis Deng offers a creative analysis of the situation, aimed at addressing, and hopefully resolving, the complex dilemmas confronting Sudan, Africa, and the international community over the critical choice the South will make in January 2011—unity or secession.

This book is a powerful statement by an individual who is

Overview

In this brief but comprehensive book, Francis Deng offers a creative analysis of the situation, aimed at addressing, and hopefully resolving, the complex dilemmas confronting Sudan, Africa, and the international community over the critical choice the South will make in January 2011—unity or secession.

This book is a powerful statement by an individual who is deeply concerned about the plight of his people and the destiny of his country, a man who, in many ways, symbolizes the lofty aspirations for unity in which diversity is seen as a source of enrichment and not of destructive conflict, a unity of full equality among all its citizens.

Sudan at the Brink is a must-read for all those concerned with developments in Sudan at this critical juncture in the history of the country. Whatever decision the Sudanese make in the January 2011 referendum, it is imperative that it be an informed choice carefully weighing the implications of secession versus unity. These profound options will likely be debated in the United Nations General Assembly. They will also be carefully considered in multiple other forums where the future of humanitarian action, peacekeeping, and development are considered.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book is a timely reminder of Francis Deng's lifelong efforts to advance peace and cooperation among Sudanese. It provides a strong basis for dialogue on the future of Sudan and insight on how the country's most challenging questions can be answered.-former President Jimmy Carter

''Dr. Deng has written a book of extraordinary importance, one that is rich inwell-documented information, gives insight beyond any prior publication, andpoints the way toward practical solutions.'' -David A. Hamburg, M.D.

As an old Sudanese proverb so rightly says, a difficult path necessitates a competent guide and there could be no better guide through the complexities of the forthcoming referendum on Sudan's future than Francis Deng. With customary skill and candor, he outlines the road ahead without failing to warn of dangerous turns and treacherous shortcuts. His book is a timely comment on a situation of grave concern to Africa and the international community.-Kofi Annan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823234417
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Series:
International Humanitarian Affairs Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
802,234
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Francis Mading Deng is the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and also served as Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons; as Sudan's Ambassador to the Nordic countries, Canada, and the United States of America; and as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Sudan.

Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is University Professor and Director of Fordham University's Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs and President of The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation in New York City. He has also served as Chief Adviser for Humanitarian and Public Health issues for successive Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.

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