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  1. African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan
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  2. African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan

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An unparalleled eye for detail presents electrifying images of life in the Sudan.


Edward Hoagland
Random House Inc (T)
Random House Inc (T)
Random House Inc (T)
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....ever was and ever will be." So said General Gordon, who was killed, and beheaded by the Madhist army in Khartoum in 1885. Gordon went on to say: "Larger than Germany, France and Spain together, and mostly barren, it cannot be governed except by a dictator who may be good or bad." Yes, the Sudan is an immense country, which at one time played a vital part in Cecil Rhodes imperial dream of providing a corridor for a trans-Africa "Cape to Cairo" railroad (which was never actually constructed.) But the knowledge of the country, even among quite educated Americans, is scanty. Gordon's defeat in the 19th century might be updated with a few other events: the continued secessionist fighting, and associated genocide, in the western region of the country, Darfur; that it was once the home to Osama bin Laden; and that President Clinton once ordered a missile attack on a pharmaceutical factory there.

Edward Hoagland, who is a journalist and essayist, has produced an incisive... Read more
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