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


Wanga-Odhiambo, Godriver. 2013. Resilience in South Sudanese Women: Hope for Daughters of the Nile. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Author: Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo


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. (Abstract from WorldCat)


Table of Contents:

1. "Historical Background to Sudan's Civil War"

2. "Movement Beyond Borders"

3. "Settling In: Self-Settlement in Nairobi"

4. "Providing for Refugees"

5. "Coping Strategies: Establishment of Social Networks"

6. "Behold the Promised Land: America"

7. "Sudanese Women: The Real Heroines" 

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Displacement & Migration, Migration, Refugees, Gender, Women, Livelihoods Regions: Africa, East Africa, Americas, North America Countries: Sudan, United States of America

Year: 2013

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