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In A Different Shade of Colonialism, Eve M. Troutt Powell examines Egypt's ambiguous relationship with the Sudan in the period from approximately 1800 to the late 1920s. She suggests that this relationship was complicated by Egypt's position as a "colonized colonizer" - that is, as an imperial power in the Nile Valley which itself became vulnerable first to French and later to British colonialism. Powell focuses on Sudan- or Sudanese-related commentaries by key Egyptian thinkers, including travelers, journalists, and others, many of whom (such as Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, Mustafa Kamil, and Huda Sha'rawi) played prominent roles in the making of modem Egypt.
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Sharkey, H. J. (2003). A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan [Review]. Middle East Journal, 57 (4), 691-692. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/nelc_papers/5
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