The Beja of Sudan and the Famine of 1984-1986
1991 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 20, no 5, 189-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Howthe Beja, largely apolitical nomadic pastoralists of northeastern Sudan, perceived their profound misfortunes during the drought of the 1 980s is examined. The famine of 1984-1986 was considered neither to have resulted from their own actions nor to be amenable to alleviation by them-both being functions of God, perhaps acting through the central government. Those Beja who were forced by the famine to abandon their traditional ways appear to be ripe for politicization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer, 1991. Vol. 20, no 5, 189-191 p.
Research subject Social Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97901DiVA: diva2:681129