The Darfur region of Sudan earned sudden notoriety in early 2004 as it became embroiled in a war dubbed “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the United Nations and labeled “genocide” by the United States. Behind these images lies a complex and fascinating story of a unique and remote region of Africa, home to Muslim peoples with a unique history. In the 20th century, Darfur became synonymous with poverty and neglect, culminating in famine and a series of undeclared and unacknowledged wars in the 1980s and ’90s. This book by Julie Flint and SSRC Program Director Alex de Waal details the history of Darfur, its conflicts, and the designs on the region by the governments in Khartoum and Tripoli. Published in association with the Royal African Society. Buy from Amazon.