Darfur and the ideological use of the 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 ongoing violence. 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”. Incisive and authoritative, Saviours and Survivors will radically alter our understanding of the crisis in Darfur.