Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

Synopsis

In 1997, at a remarkable weekend-long tribute to the legendary Eqbal Ahmad, the Palestinian scholar and author Edward W. Said urged Ahmad not to leave his "words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. Then those who don't have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable, gifted man you are".

Ahmad died suddenly in the spring of 1999 before Said's dream came to fruition. Now, for the first time ever, Ahmad's most provocative ideas will be available in book form.

In these intimate and wide-ranging discussions, Ahmad tells us about life with Mohandas Gandhi, his infamous indictment with the Berrigan brothers for organizing against the Vietnam War, and his role as a key figure in liberation struggles around the world. This book will be a treasured keepsake for Ahmad's legions of fans and a vital contribution to international dissident literature.

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