This is a remarkable book. It offers a complex and nuanced analysis of South Sudan's prolonged and troubled march to political liberation—first from Anglo‐Egyptian colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, then from hegemonic Arab rule in post‐independence Sudan [1956‐2011], and now from South Sudan's internal political and economic contradictions.
Beny, Laura N. Review of South Sudan: A Slow Liberation, by Edward Thomas. Historian 80, no. 3 (2018): 540-1.