The is page is dedicated to questions and discussion revolving around the central claim of the book that the Nuer people should form an independent state.

"The Nuer" is a superb ethnographic work done by Evans-Pritchard. From the 1960s, external influences increased and the area they live in was at area of conflict.

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But when you realize the forces behind his work, it's really difficult to not read the book as a military report: here and there you'll find strategic information about Nuer's manners and institutions, information used, of couse, to better control the Nuer … The book has an elegiac quality, as the Nuer society he described no longer exists.

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The Nuer Nation Book. The Nuer people are a Nilotic ethnic group primarily inhabiting the Nile Valley.They are concentrated in South Sudan, and also constitute a majority in Ethiopia's Gambela Region.They speak the Nuer language, which belongs to the Nilotic language family.One of the largest ethnic groups in southern Sudan, the Nuer people are pastoralists who herd cattle for a living. The Nuer : a description of the modes of livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people by Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973 Despite this, and despite Evans-Pritchard's stance as an observer rather a participant (which gives an air of remoteness to his work), "The Nuer" is essential reading for anyone interested in social anthropology.