Against a Tide of Evil: How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-first Century

Author(s): Mukesh Kapila

Biography & Memoir | Politics

When darkness stalked the plains of Africa one man stood alone to face the evil...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 uses all the powers at his disposal to bring to justice those responsible for the first mass murder of the twenty-first century - the Darfur genocide - and is finally forced to risk all and break every rule to do so.


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The former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those in Khartoum who designed and orchestrated 'the final solution in Darfur'

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 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 A poignant and moving account how one man stood against the tide of evil -- Mende Nazer, Author Of Slave Keeps the Sudanese genocide alive in the hearts of the victims -- Halima Bashir, Author Of Tears Of The Desert Exposes how political expediency almost allowed the mass murderers to triumph in Sudan were it not for the unyielding spirit of Mukesh Kapila. It's precisely because "never again" all too frequently happens all over again that his book is essential reading -- Lord Alton Of Liverpool

Mukesh Kapila was until recently under-secretary-general at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, having served in other senior roles there since 2006. As a result of recent media work over Darfur and the ethnic cleansing unfolding in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, he has resigned from his post at the IFRC so as to better concentrate on such work.

General Fields

  • : 9781780576329
  • : Mainstream Publishing
  • : Mainstream Publishing
  • : March 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mukesh Kapila
  • : Hardback
  • : 962.7043092
  • : 272
  • : 2 x 8pp colour