[nyfoil-l] Vijay Prashad book event Thurs 3/29 at Brecht Forum

Joel Ariaratnam jariaratnam at thenewpress.com
Tue Mar 27 19:16:38 CDT 2007

Dear Sekhar,
Andy Hsiao asked me to get in touch with you to see if you might post this
announcement  on the FOIL list for Vijay Prashad's book party this Thursday
(3/29) at the Brecht Forum.
Joel Ariaratnam
The New Press

Thursday, March 29, 7 pm 

at The Brecht Forum: 




The Darker Nations: 

A People's History of the Third World


Vijay Prashad

The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history
of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world's impoverished
countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence
in the decades following World War II.

Spanning every continent of the global South, Prashad's narrative takes us
from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall
and corruption of nationalist regimes. The narrative includes vivid
portraits of Third World giants like India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and
Indonesia's Sukarno-as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten
intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores
the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad
argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena. 

Vijay Prashad's previous books include The Karma of Brown Folk and Everybody
Was Kung Fu Fighting. He is on the board of the Center for Third World
Organizing and a co-founder of the Forum of Indian Leftists. He teaches at
Trinity College, Connecticut, and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Suggested donation: $6/$10/$15
No One Turned Away

The Brecht Forum

451 West Street (aka the West Side Highway) 

between Bank and Bethune Streets

New York, NY 10014 

Tel: (212) 242-4201

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