Saturday, August 08, 2009

Some reviews of The Darker Nations by Vijay Prashad

I've been reading Vijay Prashad's The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World lately. It's a fascinating book, one that I think people doing work in transnational rhetoric should read. I haven't finished it yet, but I wanted to link to some reviews of the book that I've found on the web.
  • "A Review of "The Darker Nations" by Saswat Pattanayak on the site
    This is a long, generally positive review, though it questions part of Prashad's thesis about the decline of the Third World "project" and points out some areas that need further research.

  • Review by Jacqui Freeman in Socialist Review
    This is a shorter review. Freeman is also generally positive, though she has one criticism that I share: "My criticism would be that, although his sympathies obviously lie with the masses, the vast majority of the book is devoted to discussion of nationalist elites."

  • Review by Jeffrey McFadden in Political Affairs Magazine

  • An interview with Prashad by Rohit Chopra, on the SAJAforum website

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