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Speaking Truth To Power in South Sudan: Oral histories of the Nuer prophets

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Prophets—those recognised as having been ‘seized’ by a divinity—have played an important role in the history of South Sudan, particularly that of the Nuer people. They were seen as being powerful political actors and, alongside chiefs, important intermediaries for the colonial authorities. However, the influence of the Nuer prophets goes much further than mobilizing or…

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Wartime Trade and the Reshaping of Power in South Sudan: Learning from the Market of Mayen Rual

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During war, geographies of economic and political power are often recast by shifting patterns of trade and population movements. This can present an opportunity for local leaders to reshape legal and moral logics to attract trade and people to areas under their control. But these shifts can also create ambiguities and tensions that extend into…

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Politics, Power and Chiefship in Famine and War: A study of the former Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state, South Sudan

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South Sudan’s civil war has spread across the country, fuelling economic collapse and food shortages, and sending millions of residents fleeing across its borders. Although the former Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State has escaped the worst excesses of the current conflict—in part because it is a supposed heartland of South Sudan’s ruling politicalmilitary elites—it is also…

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Conflict and power in the Monyomiji systems of South Sudan: Complementary opposition as a morphogenetic principle of age organization

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This paper was presented during the symposium East African Age Systems in Transition: Contemporary Political and Military Contexts held from 28 November – 2 December 1995 at the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka sponsored by the Taniguchi Foundation and organized by the Senri Foundation. It was included as Chapter 3 in Conflict, Age &…

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