Accepted paper:

Living with danger along the Forty Days Road


Kurt Beck (University Bayreuth)
Rami Wadelnour (University of Bayreuth )

Paper short abstract:

The paper examines ways of living with the dangers of the road from the case of the Forty Days Road in western Sudan.

Paper long abstract:

The Forty Days Road connects civil war ridden Darfur with the river Nile. The paper examines dangers arising from the roadside to the road as well as from the road to roadside society: incidents, accidents, banditry, contagion. It further discusses practices and institutions for containing these dangers.

panel P095
The road to perdition: road danger and predatory transport policies in Africa