Save Darfur! Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
From the author of the highly praised Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, here is the first analysis of the crisis in Darfur that considers the events of the last few years within the broad context of the history of Sudan, as well as examines the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis. Incisive and authoritative, Saviors and Survivors will radically alter our understanding of the crisis in Darfur.
“An incisive and challenging analysis. Framing both Darfur’s war and the ‘Save Darfur’ movement within the paradigm of the West’s historic colonial encounter with Africa, Mahmood Mamdani challenges the reader to reconsider whether Darfur’s crisis is ‘genocide’ warranting foreign military intervention.”—Alex de Waal, Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and author of War in Darfur
“Mamdani traces the path to the Darfur tragedy through its historical and colonial roots to the current situation, where drought and desertification have led to conflict over land among local tribes, rebellion, and finally to the brutal involvement of the forces of the state and to the efforts of the United Nations and others to help the victims and stop the violence. His radical reevaluation of the Darfur problem is a major contribution to understanding and, it is to be hoped, to ending a shocking human disaster.” —Sir Brian Urquhart, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Indiana University’s Political Science Department has assigned the book for an African Politics course this fall 2010.
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Entry filed under: African and African American, cultural studies, History, Military History, Religion, Sociology, Uncategorized. Tags: Africa, cold war, crisis in Darfur, Darfur, genocide, Humanitarian, international politics, military, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Political Science, politics, Reagan administration, Sudan, war on terror.