The Right To Be Nuba: The Story of a Sudanese People’s Struggle for Survival
International Nuba Co-ordination Centre

This book shows the predicament of the Nuba people and their struggle in the face of genocidal human rights abuses and blockade by the Sudan Government. It contains contributions by prominent Nuba scholars, activists and leaders, and articles and photographs by some of the outsiders who have worked with the Nuba people, beginning with the famous British photographer, George Rodger, in the 1940s, and including some of those who have supported the Nuba struggle for survival in the present day. (more)

Facing Genocide: The Nuba of Sudan
African Rights

The Nuba Mountains of Sudan have been completely sealed off to the outside world for six years. This book is the result of the first investigation into the secret war in the region. Evidence from dozens of testimonies from the victims themselves reveals a war of genocide, waged by the Sudan Government with the aim of obliterating Nuba society and culture for ever. (more)

During the last fifteen years, Sudan has suffered famines costing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. These famines are not natural disasters: they are crimes. Food and Power in Sudan documents how politicians and generals have caused famines and obstructed and manipulated relief programmes. It also identifies the deeper political and economic processes that create famine - or which can make its prevention possible. (more)

The Nuba Mountains in Kordofan Province of central Sudan are among Sudan the most remote locations in Africa, far from trade-routes and civilization.

When Ian Mackie arrived here in 1942, his idea of Africa was firmly-rooted in the adventures of Livingstone and Stanley, and the stories of Rider Haggard. What he was to discover, as an Agricultural Inspector with the area the size of Scotland, would change his outlook forever. (more)

Leni Riefenstahl, in her capacity as one of the most important film directors of our time., was the first white woman to obtain permission form the Sudanese Government to study the Nuba. Between 1962 and 1969 she lived intermittently among these mysterious tribes, in remote villages of central Sudan, studying them at close quarters, taking unique and fascinating photographs which now constitute a lasting record of what was once their way of life. (more)

This study of the Lafofa Nuba in the Sudan is the first comprehensive analysis of a matrilineal Nuba group. It thus fills a gap in the ethnography of the Nuba Mountains region. At the same time, it is an important contribution to the wider theme of integration of the Nuba into Sudanese society. (more)

The Nuba People of South Kordofan
R. C. Stevenson 1984

Published by Graduate College Publications
Monograph 7
University of Khartoum, P.O. Box 321, Khartoum, Sudan

The Nuba
S. F. Nadel 1947

Oxford University Press