Prix de l’Astrolabe, Etonnants Voyageurs Festival – NH Mario Vargas Llosa Prize, Spain – The Guardian African Short Story Prize – Caine Prize Short List – Theakston Old Peculiar Longlist – Ondaatje Prize Longlist.

A LINE IN THE RIVER is the result of ten years writing and research. It documents the author’s return to the country where he grew up, exploring past and present in the light of Sudan’s dreams of independence, and ending with the 2011 break up of what was the largest country in Africa.

Jamal Mahjoub has been writing for longer than he cares to remember. His novels cover subjects as diverse as Sudan’s history and strife, heliocentricity, and explorations of identity.