• Sebabatso C. Manoeli
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


This chapter concludes the book’s enquiry into the discourse and diplomacy of Sudan’s “Southern Problem” during the Cold War. It reiterates the central claim of the book that a critical part of understanding the civil wars in Southern Sudan between 1961 and 1991 requires understanding how they were projected and imagined abroad. Since the book has focused on narrative-making as a site of political contestation, the chapter briefly explores the power inherent in narrativisation. It shows how the book builds on a number of works on discourses pertaining to Southern political belonging. Specifically, it highlights that the book argued that the Sudan African National Union (SANU) played an indispensable role in constructing the dominant international rebel discourse on the “Southern Problem”. It expands on the implications of the book’s findings and the questions it raises.

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  • Sebabatso C. Manoeli
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  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew York CityUSA

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