Saving Darfur

Africa is a continent riddled with conflict. Most are forgotten wars that rumble away unnoticed for years. Darfur is different. For five years an unlikely coalition of the religious right, the liberal left and a smattering of celebrities has kept Darfur’s bloody conflict in the headlines.

Rob Crilly arrived in Sudan in 2005 to find out what made Darfur special.

He found a conflict very different to the one popularised by the Save Darfur movement. This was no simple genocide being carried out by Arabs against black, African tribes.

Along the way he rides with rebels on donkeys, gets caught in a Janjaweed attack and learns lessons from Osama bin Laden’s horse.

Saving Darfur: Everyone’s favourite African War will be published on February 9 by Reportage Press

11 responses to “Saving Darfur

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  4. What’s going on in Darfur is absolutely horrifying. I was at the NY Independent film fest and the one film that stood out was Attack on Darfur. It brought the political aspect to a forefront and made me aware of the terrible things going on in today’s world. It won Best feature film so I guess they thought it was important too!

  5. Southern Sudanese

    People of Darfur still make up close to 60% of SAF. If not for the Darfur people in SAF, SPLA would have liberated not only Southern Sudan but the whole of Sudan (including Darfur) long before the NCP and the SPLM/A were pressured to sign the CPA. Although Southern Sudanese are sympathetic towards the people of Darfur, they have not forgotten the attrocities committed by the very people of Darfur who made up 70-80% of the Sudanese armed forces and militia who waged the Jihad in Southern Sudan. Having said that – for Southern Sudan to be peaceful, and for the Khartoum government not to succeed in Kashmirization of Abyei, it is necessary for the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) to make weakening and subsequent fracturing of Northern Sudan into West, East and North a foreign policy priority that needs to be pursued by any government in power.

  6. I was initially looking for readings to become more knowledgeable about South Sudan and your book did make me more knowledgeable on that and the totality of the conflicts in Sudan. I’ll warmly recommend your book!

  7. Great, I’m glad you liked it

  8. Hello,

    My name is James Davies and I’m a reporter for The People newspaper.

    I was just wondering whether you’re free today to file some copy?

    If you could let me know a number i can get you on I ‘ll give you a call.

    Many thanks,

    James

  9. Hi Rob,
    Trying to find a copy of your book but drawn a blank! Nowhere seems to have it. I checked out amazon and the only copy is listed at £101.99 (?!) The Reportage Press website doesn’t work…
    Any ideas where I can get one from?
    Cheers,
    Henry

  10. Where is the best place to get a copy?

  11. Thomas, I’m afraid it’s out of print. You can, however, get it for kindle if that’s any use:

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