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6 Apr, 2013

Asia Times Online: The time of the Global South has finally come

It is not so far-fetched to imagine Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History succumbing to the temptation, and stressing that the time of the Global South has finally come.

Oh yes, it will be a long, arduous and winding road. But would the Google/Facebook generation need only one textbook detailing the stuff of dreams, trials and tribulations of the developing world in the early 21st century, this would be it, Vijay Prashad’s just published The Poorer Nations.

Call it the post-modern, digital follow-up to Frantz Fanon’s classic The Wretched of the Earth. This is an absolutely essential book to be read.

Read the rest: Asia Times Online : The South also rises.