Learn About Sudan, Understand the Conflict, and How to Help
To gain a better understanding of what led to this conflict and what is currently happening we have compiled a list of books and other resources the library has to offer.
People still in Sudan and Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries are in dire need of medical supplies and other assistance.
At the end of the resource list are suggestions for ways to help the humanitarian effort to bring aid to the innocent civilians.
Read and Learn About Sudan:
Author: Corina Jeffries "Sudan has more ancient pyramids than any other country on Earth. Despite the devastation of colonialism and civil wars, the peoples of Sudan have developed and maintained rich cultural traditions."-- Provided by publisher.
A Line in The River: Khartoum, City of Memory
Author: Jamal Mahjoub
"A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Sudan - once the largest most diverse country in Africa - and its self-destruction."--Provided by publisher
Author: Leila Aboulela
"This enchanting and eye-opening new novel from Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela follows an embattled young woman coming of age during the Mahdist War in nineteenth-century Sudan, and illuminates the tensions that shape her course: between Britain and Sudan, Christianity and Islam, colonizer and colonized."--Dust jacket flap.
The translator : a tribesman's memoir of Darfur
Author: Daoud Hari
“This is a harrowing memoir of how one person has made a difference: Daoud Hari helped inform the world about the genocide in Darfur.” --From publisher description.
A long walk to water: a novel
Author: Linda Sue Park
“When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven.”
The Red Pencil
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
“After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder.”
Films About Sudan Available in Kanopy:
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
“An auspicious debut and Sudan’s first Oscar submission, Shortly after his birth, the holy man of the village predicts that Muzamil will die at age 20. His father, unable to stand the curse, leaves home forcing Sakina to raise her son as an overly protective single mother. One day, Muzamil turns 19...”
All About Darfur
Director: Taghreed Elsanhouri
“A Sudanese immigrant to the UK returns to her homeland to understand why the seemingly racially harmonious country of her memories has become the scene of one of the worst instances of ethnic cleansing in recent history.”
Director: Marwa Zein
“Sara is one of the pioneers and the team’s coach. She struggles not only with a lack of money, support and facilities, but also with bureaucratic problems: because she comes from South Sudan, the authorities make it difficult for her to stay in Khartoum.”
The Heart of Nuba
Director: Kenneth A. Carlson
“Welcome to the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where American Doctor Tom Catena selflessly and courageously serves the needs of a forgotten people, as the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, Omar Al-Bashir. Two things remain constant: Dr. Tom's faith and his enduring love for the Nuba people.”
Check out other materials DPPL offers related to Sudan:
The Rough Guide to the music of Sudan
World Music Network
How to Help Sudan:
Keep Eyes on Sudan
Check out this website to learn about Sudan, what is going on, and ways for anyone around the world to take action for the victims trapped in Sudan.
You can also read more by Sudanese authors from around the world here: