A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide


The main theme of this book is that the Khartoum regime is committing genocide in Darfur while the international community watches in silence or with mere hand-wringing.



Author: Eric Reeves

ISBN: 978-0-9780431-4-6

Dimension: 6 x 9″

Number of Pages: 360

Synopsis: There are no trains leading to the death camps of Darfur. Transportation takes the form of militarily coerced displacement, forcing the African tribal peoples of Darfur, bereft of all resources, to trek over a harsh and unforgiving landscape. The international community has waited too long, the words have come too late and the actions that such words now demand are even more belated. The terrible crimes occurring in Darfur must not be ignored. The cries of the dead and dying demand justice; future génocidaires are listening closely noting carefully all failures of international resolve.

The main theme of this book is that the Khartoum regime is committing genocide in Darfur while the international community watches in silence or with mere hand-wringing.

Publication of such an important book, at this critical moment in the Darfur genocide, offers to government officials, academics, humanitarian aid groups, human rights organizations, as well as to the broader public an in-depth critical assessment of the current situation in Darfur. It also provides an unsparing assessment of the international community’s diplomatic efforts, past and present, to respond to Darfur. Such an assessment comes at a defining moment. The world is watching clearly and yet responding weakly. Action is essential now if we are not to see a further extension of the international failures so conspicuous in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.


  1. Samantha Power

    “Not a single person in the world has done as much for Darfur as Eric Reeves. Combining passion, reason, black humor, legal acuity, and political savvy, Reeves sends us all off in search of our ‘better angels.’ What you have in these pages are the brilliant, fierce, rigorous writings of a one-man-lobbying machine who is singlehandedly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives.”
    -Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, Professor, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

  2. David Scheffer

    “No one has covered the Darfur genocide more thoroughly and knowledgeably than has Professor Reeves. He has been the thorn in the conscience of policymakers, scholars, journalists and readers of The New Republic for several years with his erudite and provocative writings. This book collects the best of them with highly readable essays. Historians will rely on A Long Day’s Dying for the in-depth analyses and critical judgments of every step taken, and not taken, during the years of atrocity crimes in Darfur. Place this book in the Oval Office.”
    -Professor David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law (former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, 1997-2001)

  3. Robert O. Collins

    “During the massive media reporting of the disaster in Darfur no one has been more prolific, determined, and dedicated to reveal the genocide in Darfur than Eric Reeves. Well-informed, carefully researched, and extremely readable, A Long Day’s Dying will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the enormity of this tragedy in the killing fields of Darfur.”
    -Robert O. Collins, Professor of History, Emeritus University of California Santa Barbara

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