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Title:Narrating the Nile: politics, cultures, identities
Editors:Gershoni, IsraelISNI
Hatina, MeirISNI
City of publisher:Boulder, CO
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers
Geographic terms:Nile River
political conditions
international relations
social conditions
water management
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Abstract:This volume in honour of Prof. Haggai Erlich on the occasion of his retirement from Tel Aviv University was conceived at a workshop organized in Tel Aviv (Israel) in 2006. It offers a collection of studies that focus on the major Nile countries - Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia -, not only as separate entities, but also from a transnational perspective, elaborating on such questions as 'what are the relations between land and water and the human experiences that evolved in the Nile region?'. Within the common framework of the Nile Valley, the authors explore a variety of cultures, voices and narratives. They look into economic, social and political issues, but also investigate ideological and cultural developments as reflected in literature and the arts. Contributions: Introduction (Israel Gershoni and Meir Hatina). Part 1: Egypt and Ethiopia: history and remembering history. The closest Egyptian-Ethiopian relationship: the Mamluk Sultanate (Michael Winter); Found in translation: the Egyptian impact on Ethiopian Christian literature (Steven Kaplan); Politics of memory: Ahmad?Urabi's account of the war in Ethiopia, 1876 (Meir Hatina). Part 2: Egypt and Sudan: unity and national self-determination. Swimming against the nationals current: the Egyptian communists and the unity of the Nile Valley (Rami Ginat); US policy toward the unity of the Nile Valley, 1945 - 1952 (John Voll). Part 3. The Nile Valley and collective identities. At the banks of the Euphrates and Tigris: Egyptian intellectuals in Iraq, 1919-1939 (Orit Baskin); River blindness: black and white identity in early Nasserist cinema (Joel Gordon); Umm Khulthum at the American University in Cairo: a study in the clash of Christianities (Heather J. Sharkey). Part 4. Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan: dissonance and rapprochement. Managing the water of the Nile: basis for cooperation? (Robert Collins); Ethiopia and Sudan: conflict and cooperation in the Nile Valley (David H. Shinn). Part 5. Conclusion. Narrating the Nile (Meir Hatina and Israel Gershoni). [ASC Leiden abstract]