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Posted by olivia on May 20, 2009 in Bookmarks
May 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Mamdani: Teenage Activists of ‘Save Darfur’ – Child Soldiers of the West
Once again, Mahmood Mamdani provoked a fervid debate among scholars, activists and other people concerned with politics in Africa. After his controversially discussed comments about Zimbabwe, Mamdani (in his book Saviors and Survivors) accuses the ‘Save Darfur’ campaign in the US to act as the ‘humanitarian face’ of the War on Terror. Read the comments of the Professor at the Columbia University in New York in response to my questions.
May 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm
Unfortunately the respected scholar has an agenda of his own, clearly evident if you read the book and notice it’s lack of accuracy or should I say it’s omissions. A worthy read no doubt, but no less pointedly out to make a point in one direction than the Safe Darfur Coalition is in another. I would bet that scholarly after the fact pontification has done less historically to actually help those victimized than activism. But then a gain scholars have offered very little in the way of solutions and tend to marginalize the people who are actually suffering whatever horror is occurring at the moment.
What per change did he say of Rwanda while it was occurring? What did he have to say during the height of this genocide? not to even mention Zimbawe.
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