Essays and Reviews

Relire les motivations d’une attaque des miliciens Mai-Mai à Misisi
Visiter Misisi ne manque pas de frapper l’imagination et la curiosité. Mine artisanale d’or la plus populeuse du territoire de Fizi, au Sud-Kivu, Misisi grouille de monde. Bien que... MORE >
The fate of Ngungdeng’s dang
Ngundeng Bong, the most famous of the Nuer prophets, lived between c.1830 and 1906. His father, Bong Can, was a kuar muon ('earth-master' or 'leopard-skin chief'), originally from... MORE >
Colonial Remembering, Injured Bodies, and Current Humanitarianism in the DRC
Congolese colonial subjects have vivid memories of the grotesque and spectacular violence inflicted upon them by Europeans during Leopold’s reign of the Congo Free State: ‘Soldiers made... MORE >
Why is the Horn different?
Why is the Horn so peculiarly violent? Why is it not a normal part of Africa, like East Africa or anywhere else? To put it bluntly, what is wrong with it? In raising this question, I am... MORE >
My feudal childhood: A personal history
I have lived through three eras in Ethiopian history: the final years of the feudal system, the revolutionary communist decades of the 1970s and 1980s, and finally the state-sponsored... MORE >
A Dinka moral world: an ethnographic account of an agro-pastoralist community in South Sudan
The people of Lakes State, in South Sudan–the majority Agar Dinka in particular–have the reputation among some other South Sudanese of being hot-blooded and short-tempered, a wild card in... MORE >

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