Darfur Allegory


Darfur Allegory (University of Chicago Press, 2021) by Rogaia Abusharaf  is a dispatch from the humanitarian crisis that explains the historical and ethnographic background to competing narratives that have informed international responses, offering a critique of the pseudoscientific notions of race and ethnicity that posit divisions between “Arab” northerners and “African” Darfuris. Darfur Allegory marries the analytical precision of a committed anthropologist with an insider’s view of Sudanese politics at home and in the diaspora, laying bare the power of words to heal or perpetuate civil conflict. Read More.