Endre Stiansen and I edited Kordofan Invaded: Peripheral Incorporation and Social Transformation in Islamic Africa almost 20 years ago (it was published in a beautiful typography and layout volume by Brill in 1998). Here is my favorite review of the volume, by Robert Kramer. Our paths separated over the ensuing years, as Endre took on more of a role as a diplomat and I had to satisfy certain gods in Economics. It was nice to get together in San Francisco with Endre and family. We had a nice long brunch at Greens, on a beautiful day, with unusual waiter service.