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Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf


Over twenty years of civil war in predominantly Christian Southern Sudan has forced countless people from their homes. This book examines the lives of women who have forged a new community in a shantytown on the outskirts of Khartoum, the largely Muslim, heavily Arabized capital in the north of the country. The Sudanese-born anthropologist author delivers a rich ethnography of this squatter settlement based on personal interviews with displaced women and careful observation of the various strategies they adopt to reconstruct their lives and livelihoods. Her findings debunk the myth that these ... More

Keywords: displaced women, Sudan, Khartoum, shantytown, squatter settlement, ethnography, religious conversion, marriage, female circumcision, forced migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226001999
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, author