Not a single person in the world has done as much for Darfur as Eric Reeves. Combining passion, reason, black humor, legal acuity, and political savvy, Reeves sends us all off in search of our better angels. What you have in these pages are the brilliant, fierce, rigorous writings of a one-man-lobbying machine who is single-handedly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives. --Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author of (A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide) Professor, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
No one has covered the Darfur genocide more thoroughly and knowledgeably than has Professor Reeves. He has been the thorn in the conscience of policymakers, scholars, journalists and readers of The New Republic for several years with his erudite and provocative writings. This book collects the best of them with highly readable essays. Historians will rely on A Long Day's Dying for the in-depth analyses and critical judgments of every step taken, and not taken, during the years of atrocity crimes in Darfur. Place this book in the Oval Office. --Professor David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law (Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, 1997-2001)
During the massive media reporting of the disaster in Darfur no one has been more prolific, determined, and dedicated to reveal the genocide in Darfur than Eric Reeves. Well-informed, carefully researched, and extremely readable, A Long Day s Dying will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the enormity of this tragedy in the killing fields of Darfur. --Robert O. Collins, Professor of History, Emeritus University of California Santa Barbara
About the Author
Eric Reeves is Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Reeves has spent the past eight years working full-time as an independent Sudan researcher and analyst, publishing extensively both in the United States and internationally.