Starvation and the State

Famine, Slavery, and Power in Sudan, 1883–1956
Author(s): 
Serels, Steven
ISBN: 
9781137383860
Date published: 
December 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Sudan has historically suffered devastating famines that have powerfully reshaped its society. This study shows that food crises were the result of exploitative processes that transferred resources to a small group of beneficiaries, including British imperial agents and indigenous elites who went on to control the Sudanese state at independence.