Essentially, this work . . . is a significant effort that will further our understanding of the mechanisms of change that have been the lot of North East Africa since the twilight of the twentieth century.Vol. 10.1-2 Sp & F 2008 (Amidu Olalekan Sanni Lagos State University)
. . . a scholarly and critical analysis of Islamism in Sudan and the Horn of Africa, linking it with its roots in Egypt and unravelling its ideological, sociological and political facets. (Patrick Gilkes BBC World Service)
De Waal, a well-known activist and scholar of human rights in Africa, has put together a detailed, provocative book on the 1989, 2003 period, when Sudan and Somalia served as a laboratory for political Islam. . . . Recommended. General readers and undergraduate collections.June 2005 (Choice)
About the Author
Alex de Waal is a director of Justice Africa, a London-based organization that supports human rights, peace, and democracy in Africa. He is author of many books and articles, including Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (IUP, 1997).