SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

War and Genocide in South Sudan

War and Genocide in South Sudan
Clémence Pinaud (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Date: 10 May 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 10 May 2021Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Book Launch

About the book

Using more than a decade’s worth of fieldwork in South Sudan, Clémence Pinaud here explores the relationship between predatory wealth accumulation, state formation, and a form of racism—extreme ethnic group entitlement—that has the potential to result in genocide. War and Genocide in South Sudan traces the rise of a predatory state during civil war in southern Sudan and its transformation into a violent Dinka ethnocracy after the region’s formal independence. That new state, Pinaud argues, waged genocide against non-Dinka civilians in 2013-2017.

Speaker Biography

Clémence Pinaud is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Studies of Indiana University, Bloomington. She has published articles on the Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s military history, including predatory behaviors and marital practices, and on sexual violence.

Discussant: Dr Ponsiano Bimeny (SOAS)

Chair: Professor Christopher Cramer (SOAS)


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