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The Resource Collapse of a country : memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan, Nicholas Coghlan ; foreword by Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman

Collapse of a country : memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan, Nicholas Coghlan ; foreword by Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman

Label
Collapse of a country : memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan
Title
Collapse of a country
Title remainder
memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Coghlan ; foreword by Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the first Canadian diplomat to be posted to war-torn Sudan, in 2000, Nicholas Coghlan was a natural choice to head up Canada's diplomatic representation in the new Republic of South Sudan, soon after peace talks resulted in the secession of the South in 2011. Coghlan and his wife Jenny were on hand in Juba when, barely two years later, the capital erupted in gunfire and a new civil war began, pitting one half of the army against the other, Vice President Machar against President Kiir, the Nuer tribe against the Dinka. The Coghlans would later be honored by the Government of Canada for their role in helping evacuate dozens of Canadians of South Sudanese extraction who were now forced to flee for their lives. This action-focussed narrative, grounded by accounts of meetings with key players and by travels throughout the dangerous, impoverished hinterland of South Sudan, explains what happened in December 2013 and why. It describes in harrowing terms the ebb and flow of war and the humanitarian tragedy which followed, and the well-meant but often confused and ill-conceived attempts of the international community to mitigate the misery and bring peace back to a land that has rarely known it. South Sudan's civil war simmers on today, largely ignored by the West. Coghlan's stark narrative serves as an object lesson to statesmen, to diplomats, to aid workers and development practitioners. As General (retd) Romeo Dallaire, UN commander at the time of the Rwanda genocide (1994) warns: 'This place smells bad.'"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coghlan, Nicholas
Dewey number
962.905/1
Index
index present
LC call number
DT159.947
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coghlan, Nicholas
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomatic and consular service, Canadian
  • South Sudan
  • Canada
  • Coghlan, Nicholas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic and consular service, Canadian
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomats
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Canada
  • South Sudan
Label
Collapse of a country : memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan, Nicholas Coghlan ; foreword by Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982389671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773551794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0f9b51c2-83a4-43f2-94af-3cfa3e164626
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982389671
Label
Collapse of a country : memoirs of a diplomat in South Sudan, Nicholas Coghlan ; foreword by Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982389671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773551794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0f9b51c2-83a4-43f2-94af-3cfa3e164626
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982389671

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