Critical Perspectives on African Genocide ~ a suspenseful, one-of-a-kind collection of compelling testimonies by a team of brave African and pro-Africa scholars who fearlessly dare to expose the partiality of the western-dominated International Community, which adamantly refuses to assign the “genocide” label to acts of barbaric violence perpetrated against African people in Africa and black diasporas, thus endorsing the ugly and racist notion that Black lives do not matter. — Immaculee Harushimana, Lehman College
Critical Perspectives on African Genocide is a powerful and groundbreaking work that is certain to shift the paradigm currently informing scholarship on genocide. Its power lies not only in the innovative and nuanced approach to genocide throughout the chapters, but also in its framing, which brings into conversation genocidal processes in Africa and in the African Diaspora, including, importantly, in the United States. It offers a long-overdue analysis of the intersections between colonialism, slavery, anti-black racism, and genocide that is a welcome corrective to discourses that have marginalized and exiled black experiences from the canon. It is a must read for anyone concerned with better understanding and responding to the crime.— Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
A brilliant gift for desperate times, Critical Perspectives on African Genocide develops critical language and analyzes communities and societies reeling under the legacies of genocide, slavery, and (neo)colonialism. This essential reading builds upon and beyond the 1951 We Charge Genocide petition to the world which defined and challenged the US as a genocidal, imperial state. We need Critical Perspectives to better comprehend, and change, the world we have inherited.— Joy James, Ebenezer Fitch professor of the humanities, Williams College, and author of 'The Womb of Western Theory'