Vijay Prashad
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Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter (Independent Media Institute). Prashad is the author of thirty books, including most recently Washington Bullets (LeftWord, Monthly Review), which has an introduction by Evo Morales Ayma. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd says of this book, "Like his hero Eduardo Galeano, Vijay Prashad makes the telling of the truth lovable; not an easy trick to pull off, he does it effortlessly." His Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press, 2007) was chosen by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop as the best nonfiction book of 2008, and it won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Award for 2009. It is now available in French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, with editions in India and Pakistan and translations in Arabic, Mandarin and Turkish in process. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, wrote in Economic and Political Weekly, “This is a comprehensive, informative and rewarding book to read, and documents a critical part of our international politics and culture which is much misrepresented nowadays.” Former Indian Foreign Minister K. Natwar Singh, writing in Tehelka, notes, “The book invites comparison to Edward Said’s Orientalism. Vijay Prashad’s passionate commitment, his intellectual brio, his literary style, are all immensely impressive.” El Pais said of the Spanish edition, “Las naciones oscuras es un libro excepcionalmente documentado. Era obligado, dada la ambición del proyecto. Su documentación es tan buena que brilla.” The sequel to Darker Nations - The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South - was published in 2012 by LeftWord Books and Verso Books. Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called the book in his preface “a contribution to the intellectual-cum-political emancipation of developing countries and their empowerment through greater self-reliance on their own intellectual and analytical resources.”
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