'This book is a timely reminder of Francis Deng's lifelong efforts to advance peace and cooperation among Sudanese. It provides a strong basis for dialogue on the future of Sudan and insight on how the country's most challenging questions can be answered.-former President Jimmy Carter
''Dr. Deng has written a book of extraordinary importance, one that is rich inwell-documented information, gives insight beyond any prior publication, andpoints the way toward practical solutions.'' -David A. Hamburg, M.D.
As an old Sudanese proverb so rightly says, a difficult path necessitates a competent guide and there could be no better guide through the complexities of the forthcoming referendum on Sudan's future than Francis Deng. With customary skill and candor, he outlines the road ahead without failing to warn of dangerous turns and treacherous shortcuts. His book is a timely comment on a situation of grave concern to Africa and the international community.-Kofi Annan
About the Author
Francis Mading Deng
is the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and also served as Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons; as Sudan's Ambassador to the Nordic countries, Canada, and the United States of America; and as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Sudan. Kevin M. Cahill
, M.D., is University Professor and Director of Fordham University's Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs and President of The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation in New York City. He has also served as Chief Adviser for Humanitarian and Public Health issues for successive Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.