Who was the Mahdi? What was the Fashoda incident? What commercially important product does the thorny acacia tree yield? Answers to these questions will be found in this book on the Sudan, the largest country in Africa in area, and potentially one of the most important economically.
This compact, authoritative book (the author is a Sudanese) provides an up to date and comprehensive coverage of this important country which is considered as a bridge between Black Africa and Arab world.
With the aid 56 unusual photographs, the author presents a concise account of the history, geography, government and economy of this primarily agricultural land whose mineral and Nile river water resources largely remain to be explored and developed. Also covered are the Sudan s considerable human resources a rich mosaic of ethnic groups, ranging from Muslims Arabs in the north to tribal black culture in the south.