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Author to discuss 'bitter and incomplete divorce' between Sudan, South Sudan

Author James Copnall will discuss his new book, "A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce," on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Copnall was the BBC's Sudan correspondent from 2009-12, covering South Sudan's independence in 2011 and the war in the region of Darfur.

He argues that despite the 2011 breakup of Africa's biggest country, Sudan and South Sudan remain very much interdependent.

His access to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and events that are shaping the Sudans enables him to draw a portrait of the two countries, diagnosing the political failings that threaten the future of both, and critiquing the international responses to the crises there.

Following his talk, Copnall will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

This event is part of an ongoing initiative by Emory's Institute for Developing Nations on prospects for peace in Sudan and South Sudan. RSVP to Keisha Haywood

In addition to IDN, the event is hosted by The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

For more information, see IDN or contact Haywood at 404-727-6951.

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