Revolutionary Sudan: Hasan Al-Turabi and the Islamist State, 1989-2000

Synopsis

This book investigates the objectives, activities, and a decade of success and failure by Islamist military officers and civilians to create the first Islamic government in Africa after the coup d'etat by Brigadier Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir. It describes and analyzes the role played by Hasan al-Turabi in the Sudan, the world, and the revolutionary government from its relative isolation on the frontiers of Islam and the margins of the Arab World. It follows the activities of this ideological and activist leader of the revolution who used his influence as a charismatic Muslim scholar to precipitate an Islamic revolution until his downfall and expulsion from government in 2000 by those whom he had hoped to mold to his Islamist ideologies.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2003