discusses Nubian identity formation vis-à-vis the politics
of exclusion in Uganda during and after the British colonial
rule. It traces the history of the Nubians from the time of
their imperial service as slave soldiers of the Egyptian
Government in the Equatoria Province up to the time of
settlement in Northern Uganda’s Gulu and Kitgum Districts.
The main argument is that Uganda’s Nubians have always been
regarded as strangers by the people among whom they settled.
The author contends that the future of the Nubians in
northern Uganda lies in their willingness and ability to
assimilate and to be assimilated.