The Darker Nations

The Darker Nations : A People's History of the Third World

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A landmark work, The Darker Nations chronicles the rise and fall of the Third World. Vijay Prashad reconstructs the fascinating history of the Third World, recalling the now-forgotten Brussels conclave of the League Against Imperialism - an international effort that brought Albert Einstein together with Jawaharlal Nehru, Madame Sun Yat-Sen and hundreds of other far-flung revolutionaries. Also includes a striking new analysis of the 1955 conference in Bandung, Indonesia, where 29 African and Asian countries launched the Third World Project.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 157 x 235 x 24.38mm | 542g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations
  • 1595583424
  • 9781595583420
  • 37,737

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Praise for The Darker Nations:
"Darker nations, brighter nations: this book helps to uncover the shining worlds hidden under official history and dominant media."
--Eduardo Galeano

"Vijay Prashad is one of the great radical intellectuals of our times, and this book is essential reading for militants everywhere."
--Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)

"The Darker Nations is the first comprehensive political history of the Third World as a concept and as a project. It is essential background for rethinking this history and constructing a viable political program today."
--Immanuel Wallerstein

"A global romp . . . filled with revealing anecdotes . . . [and] a handy alternative history of our planet in the post-World War II era."
--Amit Pal, The Progressive

"An original and challenging work. . . . Prashad surveys the history of the Third World with passionate engagement."
--Shashi Tharoor, author of Nehru: The Invention of India
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About Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, editor of LeftWord Books, and the chief correspondent for Globetrotter. He is the author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today, and co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of The Withdrawal (all published by The New Press), as well as Washington Bullets. The Darker Nations was chosen as a Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize. He lives in Santiago, Chile.
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