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'A Line in the River' tells the story of Khartoum, one of the world's most troubled cities

Located at the confluence of the White and Blue Niles is Khartoum, Sudan’s capital and the center of author Jamal Mahjoub’s new book, Mahjoub, a half Sudanese, half English author of seven novels, spent his formative years in Khartoum, fleeing with his family at a young age when a coup brought a severe Islamist regime to power. Nearly 20 years later he returns to write “A Line in the River,” encountering people,

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