The Nuer Politics into the Future. In Nya’s story, she is of the Nuer tribe. Only their immediate neighbors, the Dinka, Shilluk and Arabs, call them Nuer. I have done this to change the debate of how we talk as the Nuer. The Nuer is one of the best known of all ethnographic studies, and the reason for this is clear: Evans-Pritchard gives a brilliant and insightful picture of an interesting and unusual people. Park weaves two stories together: that of Nya, a young girl from Sudan in 2008-09, and that of Salva, a Sudanese boy whose story begins in the 1980s and continues into the 2000s.. Pritchard Evans Nuer The Summary. The Nuer call themselves Naath. Summary: Portrays the Nuer, Nilotic herdsmen of the Nile basin. Shows how their daily lives revolve about their cattle, and depicts the psychological bonds between them. The Nuer who call themselves “Nath” are an oft-cited instance of segmentary political system and it is the tendencies of any political group towards fission and fusion which lies at the centre of Nuer political structure. EVANS-PRITCHARD, THE NUER, AND THE SUDAN POLITICAL SERVICE DOUGLAS H. JOHNSON TOWARDS THE END of 1928, as E. E. Evans-Pritchard was completing his first year of study among the Azande, he wrote to various of his friends in the Sudan Government in Khartoum, including the Civil Secretary, Harold MacMichael, These clashes have usually taken place in a local context without causing massive amounts of fatalities. The Nuer reputation for warfare-both for cattle raiding and as an expansionist enterprise to capture new pastures-has further served to fix their place in the anthropological imagination. The Nuer of the Southern Sudan E. E. Evans-Pritchard I write shortiy of the Nuer because I have at ready recorded a considerable part of my ob servations on their political constitution and the whole is about to be published as a book.1 They have, nevertheless, been included in … Most foreigners, which includes those with whom the Nuer neither fought nor traded, are called Bar which means ‘almost entirely cattleless’. Her responsibility is to walk to the pond twice a day every day to fetch water for her family; it is a long, hot walk, but water is scarce in the region. The Dinka and Nuer, two rival pastoralist groups, have competed over grazing land and water for their cattle in the past. In this article, I have been critical of the Nuer in political terms. Evans-Pritchard (b. Evans-Pritchard was a former President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and since 1968 he had been Life President of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth. I have also criticized Riek Machar’s past and current leadership in the context of the Nuer. Before reading this review, I would encourage you to read my review of Evans-Pritchard's earlier book The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People.