We'll Make Our Homes Here
By Tim McKulka Photography
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We’ll Make Our Homes Here: Sudan, from the CPA to Separation tells the story of the last days of Africa’s largest country. With 140 photographs spanning five years, it is the first and only book that brings together images from all 25 states of what was the Republic of Sudan. We’ll Make Our Homes Here is presented in both English and Arabic and combines photographs of the rich cultural diversity of the Sudanese people with written contributions about the crucial issue of Sudanese identity, which has been both a source of pride and driver of conflict throughout Sudan's history.
How do you define Sudan? And how has Sudan defined you? Who is a Sudanese? And what does the Sudanese nation signify to you in personal, cultural or political terms?
“…a remarkable new book of essays and photographs … McKulka's pictures show Sudan in all its topographical and human variety: deserts, mountains, rivers, and the oil-boom capital of Khartoum; nomadic cattle-herders, Arab traders, and Nuer tribesmen with ritual scarification…The book's 13 essays, most of them intensely personal and all written by Sudanese, are shot through with nostalgia for this densely layered past and for the vanished ethos of tolerance that allowed such varied peoples to live alongside one another.”
-James Traub, Foreign Policy Magazine
Presented at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars