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Mahmood Mamdani
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Mahmood Mamdani was born in Kampala, Uganda. A political scientist and anthropologist, he is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University. His previous books include
Citizen and Subject and When Victims Become Killers. In 2001 he presented one of the nine papers at the Nobel Peace Prize Centennial Symposium. He lives in New York City and Kampala with his wife and son.

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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 21, 2005
Price: $16.00

In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen?

Mamdani dispels the idea of “good” (secular, westernized) and “bad” (premodern, fanatical) Muslims... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 21, 2005
Price: $13.99

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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $16.00

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world’s response to that crisis.

In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the conflict in Darfur began... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $26.95

From the author of the highly praised Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, the first analysis of the crisis in Darfur that considers the events of the last few years within the broad context of the history of Sudan, as well as examines the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis.
Illuminating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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