“One of the most penetrating analysts of African affairs… a learned book that reintroduces history into the discussion of the Darfur crisis and questions the logic and even the good faith of those who seek to place it at the pinnacle of Africa’s recent troubles.” New York Times
Acclaimed scholar, Mahmood Mamdani, will be at the ICA on Monday, 1st June to talk about his latest book, Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror.
This 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 response dressed up as “humanitarian intervention” – in particular, Mamdani takes on the powerful Save Darfur movement and exposes the distortion of facts employed by them to elicit a military response to the crisis.
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