By Jamal Mahjoub
In 1956, Sudan received Independence from Britain. near to a promising destiny, it as an alternative descended into civil battle and clash, together with the obstacle in Darfur which has claimed millions of lives and pushed many extra from their homes.
When the 1989 coup introduced a hard-line Islamist regime to strength, Jamal Mahjoub's kinfolk have been between those that fled. nearly 20 years later, he lower back, to discover a rustic close to rupture.
Re-discovering the town within which his adolescence have been spent, Mahjoub encounters humans and locations that he left in the back of. The capital comprises the keys to Sudan's divided, contradictory nature and whereas exploring the Khartoum's current - its altering identification and moving moods, its filthy rich elite and missed negative - Mahjoub additionally delves into the country's background, one turbulent with the contention among Christians and Muslims. His look for solutions evolves right into a considerate meditation at the which means of identification, either own and national.
A Line within the River combines lyrical and evocative memoir with a nuanced exploration of a country's advanced background, politics and faith. the result's either beautiful and revelatory.
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