“One of the most penetrating analysts of African affairs… a learned book that reintroduces history into the discussion on Darfur and questions the logic and even the good faith of those who seek to place it at the pinnacle of Africa’s recent troubles.” – NY Times (read the full review here)
Saviors and Survivors, recently published in the US, is the first account of the Darfur crisis to consider recent events within the broad context of Sudan’s history, and to examine the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis. Illuminating the deeply rooted causes of the current conflict, Mamdani works from its colonial and Cold War origins to the war’s intensification from the 1990s to the present day. Examining how the conflict has drawn in national, regional, and global forces, Mamdani deconstructs the powerful Western lobby’s persistent calls for a military intervention dressed up as “humanitarian intervention.” Incisive and authoritative, Saviors and Survivors will radically alter our understanding of the crisis in Darfur.”
The book will be published by Verso in May.