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The spectacle of death: visibility and concealment at an unfinished memorial in South Sudan

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This article examines an attempt to build a memorial to local victims of civil war in South Sudan. The memorial commemorates the mass execution of civilians in 1964, close to the town of Gogrial in a rural part of South Sudan. During this massacre, local people were killed and their bodies piled up into a macabre structure by the side of the road, as a warning against supporting the Anya-Nya insurgency. This is an example of non-state memorialisation, which sheds light on the repertoires and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17531055.2017.1288410

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Eastern African Studies Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
115-132
Publication date:
2017-02-21
Acceptance date:
2017-01-14
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EISSN:
1753-1063
ISSN:
1753-1055
Pubs id:
pubs:821139
URN:
uri:e33fcae7-8527-4cdd-8b72-80ecf0c25961
UUID:
uuid:e33fcae7-8527-4cdd-8b72-80ecf0c25961
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pubs:821139

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