Mamdani Contra Mundum

Someday – if this has not been done already – someone will add up the number of works on Darfur published since, say, 2003 and compare it with the number published in the thousand years before then. The result is unlikely to surprise Mahmood Mamdani, one of whose...
Did “Save Darfur” Lose Darfur?

Did “Save Darfur” Lose Darfur?

I have long been a fan of Mahmood Mamdani. His new book Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror is very critical of the Western approach to Darfur. In brief, he accuses advocacy campaigns like Save Darfur of making the achievement of peace in...

The Conversation We Are Not Having

The conversation we are not having on Mahmood Mamdani’s Saviours and Survivors concerns public activism. Much of Mahmood Mamdani’s Saviours and Survivors presents a complex yet readable history of Darfur, Sudan. It will need experts on Sudan to analyze it properly,...

Interview: Mahmood Mamdani on Darfur

June 2009 In his new book Mahmood Mamdani puts the war in Darfur in historical context and challenges the Save Darfur Coalition’s characterisation of the conflict and its call for international intervention. He talks to Charlie Kimber You reject the label...