Saviours and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

Penetrating analysis of the crisis in Darfur and of the ideological language of genocide.

Saviours and Survivors 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 a “humanitarian intervention.” Incisive and authoritative, Saviours and Survivors will radically alter our understanding of the crisis in Darfur.

Praise for Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

“This provocative and thoughtful inquiry raises hard and serious
questions. It is a valuable contribution to the understanding of some of the most important developments in the contemporary era.” – Noam Chomsky

“Mamdani strips open the lies, stereotypes, and easy generalizations on
which US policy toward the Muslim world is founded. Dismaying but
essential reading.” – J. M. Coetzee

Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government, and a member of the Departments of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University. His previous books include Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, Citizen and Subject, and When Victims Become Killers. From Kampala, Uganda, he now divides his time between New York and Kampala.