'Succinctly examines the challenges that continue to face South Sudanese struggling for freedom.'
Peter Adwok Nyaba, former minister of higher education for South Sudan
'The most lucid, insightful account of South Sudan's predicament in print. It is also beautifully written.'
Alex de Waal, author of Darfur: A New History of a Long War
'Thomas's insightful review of South Sudanese history, ecology and its multiple societies explodes many of the myths that underlie present explanations for the conflicts in South Sudan.'
John Young, author of The Fate of Sudan
'A must read for all interested in South Sudan.'
Alex Vines, head of the Africa programme at Chatham House
'Thomas gives us a much-needed fresh understanding of South Sudan that, while uniquely modern, historicizes and moves beyond stereotypes and received wisdom.'
Mareike Schomerus, London School of Economics
'Thoroughly examines the predicament of South Sudan.'
Leben Nelson Moro, University of Juba