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By James Copnall

ISBN-10: 1849043302

ISBN-13: 9781849043304

What occurred after Africa's greatest nation cut up in ? whilst South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, new international locations got here into being. In South Sudan a former insurgent move faces titanic demanding situations in construction a brand new state. At independence it used to be one of many least constructed areas in the world, after a long time of clash and forget. The '"rump state'", Sudan, has been debilitated via devastating civil wars, together with in Darfur, and misplaced an important a part of its territory, and so much of its oil wealth, after the divorce from the South. within the years after separation, the 2 Sudans handled crippling fiscal demanding situations, struggled with new and outdated rebellions, and fought one another alongside their disputed border.

Benefiting from unsurpassed entry to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and occasions which are shaping the Sudans, Copnall attracts a compelling portrait of 2 misunderstood international locations. A toxic Thorn in Our Hearts argues that Sudan and South Sudan stay deeply interdependent, regardless of their separation. It additionally diagnoses the political failings that threaten the way forward for either nations. the writer places the turmoil of the years after separation right into a broader context, reflecting the voices, hopes and reviews of Sudanese and South Sudanese from all walks of life.

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