Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

2003

Publication Source

Middle East Journal

Volume

57

Issue

4

Start Page

691

Last Page

692

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Copyright © 2003 Middle East Institute

Comments

Heather J. Sharkey's review of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan by Eve M. Troutt Powell.

 

Date Posted: 16 October 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.