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Living with Colonialism: Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Heather Sharkey


Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and medics who made colonialism work day to day. Even as these workers maintained the colonial state, they dreamed of displacing imperial power. This book examines the history of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1898–1956) and the Republic of Sudan that followed in order to understand how colonialism worked on the ground, affected local cultures, influenced the rise of nationalism, and shaped the postcolonial nati ... More

Keywords: Republic of Sudan, local cultures, nationalism, postcolonial nation-state, Sudanese Arabic poetry, Sudanese Arabic essays, Sudanese Arabic memoirs, colonial documents, colonial photographs, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520235588
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520235588.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Sharkey, author