Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2018


College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business


Accounting; History


South Sudan, History, Peace Studies, Archaeology, Sudan


African History | African Languages and Societies | Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Cultural History | Ethnic Studies | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Indigenous Studies


The Republic of South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation and its birth has been marred by horrific acts of tribal and ethnic strife that have been characterized by brutal attacks on women and children by both rebels and government forces and the destruction of its ability to feed and provide basic services for its citizens. South Sudan’s first few years of statehood have been heartbreaking especially when considered against the promise that existed only a few years ago. Working towards a peaceful and successful future will inevitably be founded, in part, on understanding the history of the diverse peoples of South Sudan and educating its future generations on the strength of their culture and people.