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When Boundaries Become Borders

When Boundaries Become Borders

Discussion of the border between Sudan and South Sudan has focused on the question of where the boundary line is to be drawn. When Boundaries Become Borders examines a different, but equally important issue: the potential impact of the new boundary on the peoples of the borderlands and political developments at the local level. In a comprehensive survey of archival sources and current research, the study summarizes the history and present situation of the communities each side of the north-south boundary, and the existing international borders of South Sudan. When Boundaries Become Borders is available from the RVI website as a free-to-download digital edition, or as a print-on-demand edition from all local Amazon sites. An Arabic version is also available.

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