In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated `the final solution' in Darfur.
A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch.
Against a Tide of Evil is a strident and passionate cri de coeur. It is the deeply personal account of one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder. It explores what empowers a man like Mukesh Kapila to stand up and be counted, and to act alone in the face of global indifference and venality.
Kapila's story reads like a knife-edge international thriller as he risks all to use the powers at his disposal to bring to justice those responsible for the first mass murder of the twenty-first century: the Darfur genocide.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 527 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm
"During one of the darkest periods in human history, Mukesh Kapila sounded the clarion call and stood firm in the face of the ultimate crime: genocide. Read his extraordinary story" -- Mia Farrow
"In this personal and moving plea, Kapila forces us to look directly into the face of genocide" -- Lt General the Hon. Romeo A. Dallaire, author of Shake Hands with the Devil
"A poignant and moving account how one man stood against the tide of evil" -- Mende Nazer, author of Slave
"Of all the whistleblowers of recent years perhaps none has sounded such a piercing blast as Kapila" * Daily Mail *
"Keeps the Sudanese genocide alive in the hearts of the victims" -- Halima Bashir, author of Tears of the Desert