Written: 2013 | Published: October 31, 2023 | Guma Kunda Komey

Pastoral-sedentary market relations in a war situation: the baqqara-nuba case (Sudan)

This chapter delves into the formation of the so-called Peace Markets (and later, of the smuggling markets also called Aswāq as-Sumbuk) in the context of the second civil war in Sudan. These markets represented a crucial form of baggara-nuba cooperation in a defiance of the assumed ethnically based conflict lines. This economically driven cooperation represents a key element under which to look at ethnic relations in the Nuba Mountains by going beyond the binary perspective of ‘Baggara v. Nuba’.


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