AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Save Darfur

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Do you know Omar al Bashir?

I recently ask students in a graduate class I teach on ‘media, culture and international affairs’ to do an experiment: take a camera, go outside (really downstairs on the New School ‘campus’) and test people’s knowledge of Darfur and Eastern Congo. Quick context: We had been reading and discussing Mahmood Mamdani’s Saviors and Survivors as

Friday, September 25th, 2009

SAVE DARFUR

The Onion lampoons US-based Darfur-focused pressure groups. One question to the panel: How can the people of Darfur thank Americans? Best response: “I would like a clay pot.”