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THE RIGHT TO BE NUBAThe Story of a Sudanese People's Struggle for SurvivalBy Suleiman Musa Rahhal: The International Nuba Coordination Centre

$21.95

THE RIGHT TO BE NUBAThe Story of a Sudanese People's Struggle for SurvivalBy Suleiman Musa Rahhal: The International Nuba Coordination Centre

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The Nuba people of central Sudan are struggling to survive in the face of military, political and cultural policies of the Sudan Government, which is attempting to wipe out their separate identity. The Nuba's famous traditional culture is under fierce attack. Hundreds of thousands of Nuba villagers have been forced out of their ancestral lands and left destitute. Thousands have been killed, raped or tortured. Today the Nuba live on the margins of Sudanese society.

But in the hills beyond the reach of the government troops, the Nuba still resist, and still celebrate their cultures. Traditional music, dancing, wrestling, body-decoration and architecture still exist, and are even undergoing a revival. At the same time, Nuba relief agencies and a Nuba parliament are re-invigorating the democratic traditions of these proud people. The government's onslaught on their culture and identity has only increased their determination. The Nuba are simply demanding their basic right-- the right to be Nuba.

This book is designed to highlight the predicament of the Nuba people and their struggle in the face of genocidal human rights abuses and blockade by the government's forces. It contains contributions by prominent Nuba scholars, activists and leaders, and articles and photographs by some of the outsiders who have worked with the Nuba people, beginning with the famous British photographer, George Rodger, in the 1940s and including some of those who have supported the Nuba struggle in the present day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
International Nuba Coordination Centre is an organization dedicated to bringing the Nuba case to worldwide attention, and supporting the humanitarian needs of the Nuba people. The proceeds from this book will go towards supporting humanitarian and human rights work with the Nuba people.

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Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Politics/AFRICA

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