Vijay Prashad presents "The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"

Vijay Prashad presents "The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"

"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South" By: Vijay Prashad
"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South" By: Vijay Prashad

On August 1st, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse welcomed reknowned historian and theorist Vijay Prashad to MICA's Graduate Studio Center. 

They described the event thus:

Vijay Prashad is a preeminent scholar of the postcolonial attempts to counter the global hegemony of the "first world" and neoliberal capitalism, and the Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, where he holds the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, as well as the 2013-2014 Edward Said Chair of the American University in Beirut.

In Baltimore, he [presented] his latest book, The Poorer Nations, just published by Verso Books, which picks up where his incredible history of the Bandung/Non-Aligned Movement effort to forge a third world political project, 2007's The Darker Nations, left off.  The Poorer Nations tells the history of the past four decades from a non-Northern perspective; highlighting the tremendous struggles against neoliberal globalization, the rise of the BRICS countries, Latin America's pink tide, and the possible emergence of the "Global South" as the locus for an antihegemonic and anticapitalist future. (Red Emma's event listing)

The event was also a fundraiser for Red Emma's which is still working to raise money to build out their new location on North Avenue. The new location is set to open this fall. To donate money to Red Emma's or learn how to become involved, please visit their website for more information.

Vijay Prashad presents The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. Please enjoy the audio from this event.

Event by: Red Emma's 

Recording by: Blake Underwood

Audio Editing by: Corey Reidy