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Vijay Prashad is the executive director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. His most recent book is Red Star Over the Third World. He writes regularly for Frontline, The Hindu, Alternet and BirGun.
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Washington Bullets
Vijay Prashad - 2020-06-01
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Washington Bullets is a book that dives into the history of US imperialism and the countless ways it has shattered hope around the world. Written in the best traditions of Marxist journalism and history-writing, it tells fluid and readable stories that never lose sight of the larger political point. Despite focusing on the assassinations of socialists and Marxists throughout the Third World, the book is ultimately about possibilities and hope, highlighting heroes such as Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso who dared to invent the future.
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Balas de Washington
Uma história da CIA, golpes e assassinatos (Coleção Sul Global) (Portuguese Edition)
Vijay Prashad - 2020-06-01
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Explore the dark side of US imperialism with a book that is both gripping and informative. Written in the Marxist journalistic style, this book is full of stories detailing the atrocities of American imperialism. But don’t let the grim subject matter discourage you; the book is also filled with stories of hope and genuine heroes. Join in the madness that dares to invent the future with Washington Bullets.
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The Russian Revolution
A View from the Third World
Walter Rodney - 2018-07-10
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This unpublished book by Walter Rodney, a Pan-Africanist and socialist scholar, explores the impact of the Russian Revolution in a decolonizing world. Rodney, a leading revolutionary thinker of the Black Sixties, intended to publish this book based on his research and teaching before his assassination in 1980. Edited by historians, The Russian Revolution provides a fascinating insight into Third World revolutionary movements and marks an important addition to Walter Rodney's works.
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Red Star Over the Third World
Vijay Prashad - 2018-01-24 (first published in 2017)
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"Red Star Over the Third World" explores the impact of the October Revolution on countries around the world, from Vietnam to South Africa. The revolution served as a source of inspiration, proving that the working class and the peasantry could form their own government and overthrow autocratic leadership. Author Vijay Prashad's hope is that a new generation will see the importance of this revolution, with a focus on the working class and peasantry in parts of the world that suffered under colonial domination. Prashad is the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and author of "The Darker Nations."
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The Darker Nations
A People's History of the Third World (New Press People's History)
Vijay Prashad - 2007-02-19
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Explore the captivating history of the Third World movement in "The Darker Nations". Vijay Prashad's groundbreaking book offers an alternative perspective on the Cold War - told through the eyes of the world's poor. From the birth of postcolonial nations to the downfall of corrupt regimes, Prashad's narrative spans every corner of the global South. Learn about the fascinating figures who played a role in this utopian concept, including India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and Indonesia's Sukarno, as well as the forgotten intellectuals and freedom fighters who shaped the movement. Discover how the demise of the Third World has left a void in today's political arena.
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The Karma Of Brown Folk
Prashad - 2001-03-12 (first published in 2000)
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A kaleidoscopic critique of the complexities faced by members of a model minority, who are often portrayed as both inherently successful and pliant, and consistently deployed as a weapon in the war against black America. This book challenges those stereotypes and explores the birth of the model minority myth, placing it firmly in the context of the struggle for Black Liberation. With irony, humor, razor-sharp criticism, personal reflections, and historical research, the author traces South Asians' long engagement with American culture, and the impact of India on American thinkers such as Cotton Mather and Henry David Thoreau. The Karma of Brown Folk locates the place of collective struggle and multiracial alliances in the transformation of self and community--in short, how Americans define themselves.
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Letters to Palestine
Writers Respond to War and Occupation
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This powerful book explores the long history of violence endured by Palestinians in Gaza, culminating in the devastating seven-week bombing campaign and ground invasion by Israel in 2014. Drawing on personal, lyrical, and inspiring writing, Letters to Palestine traces the growing recognition of Palestinian suffering and hope, including the voices of poets, activists, scholars, and bestselling writers like Junot Díaz and Teju Cole. This landmark work of committed literary writing is a passionate call to empathy and solidarity, and a stunning testament to the power of words.
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The Poorer Nations
A Possible History of the Global South
Vijay Prashad - 2013-02-12 (first published in 2012)
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"The Poorer Nations" by Vijay Prashad offers a deep dive into the history of political movements in the Global South since the 1970s. Author Vijay Prashad analyzes the failures of neoliberalism and showcases the rise of alternative movements aimed to tackle the challenges posed by the US and its allies. This book is a great choice for those seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the complex global events that have shaped our past and present."
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Total Chaos
The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop
Jeff Chang - 2007-01-09
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A groundbreaking anthology of essays, roundtable discussions, and poetry exploring the far-reaching and transformative impact of hip-hop on various art forms, from literature and photography to dance and theater. Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang gathers some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to offer insights into what is arguably the most important cultural movement of our time. From its history to its aesthetics, from gender relations to spirituality, this anthology offers a powerful and incisive look at hip-hop arts, told by the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks who helped shape it.
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Killing Trayvons
An Anthology of American Violence
Kevin Gray - 2014-09-01
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"Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence" is a powerful exploration of race, violence, and resistance in America. This anthology features contributions from notable voices such as Cornel West, bell hooks, and Robin D.G. Kelley, and tracks the case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict. The book delves into the injustices, profiling, and free passes based on white privilege and police power that plague our society, with a long list of Trayvons known and unknown. "Killing Trayvons" is an essential addition to the literature on these critical topics.
Asian American Studies Now by
Will the Flower Slip Through the Asphalt by Edited by Vijay Prashad
Capitalism on a Ventilator by Lee Siu Hin, Sara Flounders, Carlos Martinez, Monica Moorehead, Kevin Zeese, Ajamu Baraka, Deirdre Griswold, Mumia Abu Jamal, Vijay Prashad, Margaret Kimberley
The Sun Never Sets by
Black Belt by Christine Y. (Curated by) Kim
Fat Cats and Running Dogs by Vijay Prashad
Former West by
Dispatches from the Arab Spring by
Globalizing Collateral Language by Somdeep Sen, John Collins, Pouya Alimagham, Stephen R. Barnard, Damon T. Berry, Chris Buck, George Ciccariello-Maher, Paloma Elvira, Jayantha Jayman, Ilan Kapoor, Marina Llorente, Vijay Prashad, Emanuele Saccarelli, Lotte Buch Segal, Natalia Rachel Singer, Latha Varadarajan
Lectures on Fascism by Palmiro Togliatti
Dispatches from Pakistan by
Palästina - Hundert Jahre leere Versprechen by Salah Abdel-Shafi, Omar Barghouti, Richard Falk, Roger Heacock, Rashid Khalidi, Miko Peled, Ludwig Watzal, Petra Wild, Tariq Dana, Nur Arafeh, Vijay Prashad, Nasser al-Kidwa
Une histoire politique du tiers-monde [nouvelle édition] by Vijay PRASHAD
Dispatches from Latin America by
Namaste Sharon by Vijay Prashad
Communist Histories by Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Frederick Petersson, Margaret Stevens, Elisabeth Armstrong, Lin Chun, Archana Prasad
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting by Vijay Prashad
Arab Spring, Libyan Winter by Vijay Prashad
No Free Left by Vijay Prashad
Marx's Capital by Prabhat Patnaik, Vijay Prashad, Jayati Ghosh, Prasenjit Bose, T. Jayaraman, R. Ramakumar, Venkatesh Athreya
The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution by Vijay Prashad
Untouchable Freedom by Vijay Prashad
Uncle Swami by Vijay Prashad
Land of Blue Helmets by
War against the Planet by Professor Vijay Prashad
Desi Rap by
AfroAsian Encounters by
Keeping Up with the Dow Joneses by Vijay Prashad
Enron Blowout by Prabir Purkayastha, Vijay Prashad
The American Scheme by Vijay Prashad