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Tamer M.A. Abd Elkreem
Power Relations of Development
The Case of Dam Construction in the Nubian Homeland, Sudan
Reihe: Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung
Bd. 88, 2018, 432 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91008-0

"This book provides wide-ranging theoretical perspectives and rich ethnographic material to analyze the state-society-development nexus in Sudan. Overall, it provides a rare insight into the planning phases of the Kajbar Dam, in the home areas of the Mahas Nubian people. The book's chapters provide convincing analysis of how relationships evolved throughout decades of planning between Sudanese state actors and local people - and among the locals - as they positioned themselves for or against the dam. Certainly, an important contribution to the proud tradition of Sudanese anthropology. "
Prof. Leif Manger, Bergen University

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