Resilience in South Sudanese Women
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Resilience in South Sudanese Women : Hope for Daughters of the Nile

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This book traces the origin and developments of civil wars in Southern Sudan and how they impacted the female population. It shows how these refugee South Sudanese women dealt with homelessness in host countries through various coping strategies, and their eventual resettlement in USA where again they experienced cultural collisions. Finally, Resilience in South Sudanese Women traces their settlement in America, the challenges they experienced, and how they overcame them through determination and resilience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 4 maps, 13 tables
  • 0739178660
  • 9780739178669

Review quote

Drawing on the remarkable firsthand collection of refugee women's experiences, Wanga-Odhiambo's work is a groundbreaking study of the strategies that South Sudanese refugee women developed to overcome livelihood challenges in their new countries of residence. Wanga-Odhiambo supports her scholarship with a rich body of data that is meticulously interwoven with an appreciation of the refugee's cultural resources. It's an original contribution and a fascinating new look at the adaptation strategies of South Sudanese refugee women located in another culture. This is a must read book for scholars, students, and non-governmental organizations working with internally displaced peoples and refugees. -- Onek Adyanga, Millersville University Resilience in South Sudanese Women is an inspiring narrative of the tribulations and triumphs of women in South Sudan during the independence struggle and in exile in Kenya, Egypt, and the United States. It makes important contributions by highlighting the experience of daughters of the Nile while illuminating an important, and neglected, aspect of diaspora history. -- Robert M. Maxon, West Virginia Universityshow more

About Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo

Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo is assistant professor of African history at Le Moyne College.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Historical Background to Sudan's Civil War Chapter 2: Movement beyond the borders Chapter 3: Settling in: Self Settlement in Nairobi Chapter 4: Providing for Refugees Chapter 5: Coping Strategy: Establishment of Social Network Chapter 6: Coping Strategy two: Small Scale Economic Ventures Chapter 7: Behold the Promised Land: America Chapter 8: Sudanese Women: The Real Heroinesshow more