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Islam and the Dinka of the Southern Sudan from the Pre-Colonial Period to Independence (1956)

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The resistance to Islam by the Dinka peoples of the Southern Sudan, up until the independence period of 1956, can be explained in that Dinka society could, in no way, utilize Islam culturally, politically, or religiously. Rather, the vibrant and ecologically powerful Dinka life-system remained impervious to most outside forces.

Affiliations: 1: Department of History, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA.


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