Idris, Amir Books

About the author: Dr. Idris received his PhD in African history from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. He taught African history at Queen’s University , and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.

Sudan’s Civil War - Slavery, Race and Formational Identities
2001 0-7734-7619-9
The civil war in the Sudan has been generally misunderstood in the Sudanese and Western academic worlds as war between an Arab Muslim North and an African Christian South. This work examines how ‘African’ and ‘Arab’, as competing racial identities, have been produced in the Sudan, and interprets the roles of various actors with different interests in creating these identities.