Books written by Vijay Prashad


OR Books | January 8, 2019 | 112 pages
Five noted writers and thinkers profile five of the world's leaders. For some of us, these leaders are heroes; for others, villains; for all of us--strongmen. We're edging towards a new kind of global fascism driven by aggression and strident nationalism. In this energetic, focused book, a group of... More Info

Dispatches from Pakistan

May 1, 2014 | 320 pages
Since 9/11, Pakistan has loomed large in the geopolitical imagination of the West. A key ally in the global war on terror, it is also the country in which Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed—and the one that has borne the brunt of much of the ongoing conflict's collateral damage. Despite... More Info

Dispatches from the Arab Spring: Understanding the New Middle East

University of Minnesota Press | September 1, 2013 | 368 pages
The Arab Spring unleashed forces of liberation and social justice that swept across North Africa and the Middle East with unprecedented speed, ferocity, and excitement. Although the future of the democratic uprisings against oppressive authoritarian regimes remains uncertain in many places, the... More Info

The Poorer Nations

Verso | February 12, 2013 | 304 pages
A truly global history that examines the prospects of a worldwide power shift from North to South. In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and told the story of the rise and fall of the Non-Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up... More Info

The Darker Nations

The New Press | April 1, 2008 | 364 pages
An alternative history of the Cold War from the perspective of impoverished Third-World people includes coverage of such topics as the 1927 Brussels conclave of the League Against Imperialism and the launch of the Third World project during the 1955 conference in Indonesia. Reprint.  More Info