The Pakistani political thinker and activist shares his insight into global emancipatory politics in this interview collection—foreword by Edward W. Said.
Edward W. Said once urged the legendary Eqbal Ahmad not to “leave your words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. Then those who don’t have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable, gifted man you are.”
Unfortunately, Ahmad died suddenly before Said's wish came to fruition. But in Confronting Empire, Ahmad's most provocative ideas are available to future generations of activists. In these intimate and wide-ranging conversations, Ahmad discusses nationalism, ethnic conflict, the politics of memory, and liberation struggles around the world.