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The lives, deaths, and afterlives of John Garang: history-making and politics in Sudan and South Sudan

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This thesis is about John Garang de Mabior—leader of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) which waged a twenty-two-year war against the Sudanese government (1983-2005)—and the political use of history in Sudan and South Sudan. Many SPLM/A members were secessionists and, ultimately, the war created a path for South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in 2011. Garang, however, advocated for national reform to create a socially, economically, and politically inclusive ‘New Suda...

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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Name:
British Institute in Eastern Africa
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https://ror.org/047cttg96
Programme:
Small Research Grant
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Royal Historical Society
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https://ror.org/0542g3d58
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Postgraduate Research Support Grant
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Dacre Trust
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Research Award
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Rajiv Kapur Award
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Research Award
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Name:
Clarendon Fund/Merton College
Programme:
Clarendon Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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