Slavery, Colonialism, and State Formation in the Sudan
Neither culture nor race is at the heart of the current conflict in the Sudan. Rather it is the racialized state that transformed cultural identities into political identities through the practice of slavery in the precolonial period, indirect rule during the colonial period, and state exclusive policy of citizenship in the postcolonial period. The goal here is to examine how these political and racial identities have been constructed through the process of state formation.
KeywordsState Formation Slave Trade Colonial State Indirect Rule African Identity
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