book reviews , different studio guests each week. Join us every Thursday between 12 and 1pm on Radio Scilly 107.9fm or log on to

Missed any programmes? See below for list of guests, books and other details discussed.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Mukesh Kapila - Against a Tide of Evil

Book Reviewed live on bookshow by Maggie Perkovich thurs 13th June 2013
Mukesh Kapila is a medical doctor, humanitarian expert and international aid diplomat.
He arrives in Khartoum in March 2003 to help with the programme of Aid as was his job
designation. Working hard at this, he gradually comes to realise that there is a programme
planned to rid the region of the Darfuris in Sudan. It is called "The Final Solution" sounds
familiar?? Shocked and horrified he attempts by "keeping to the rules" to help
the refugees, some brave enough to speak to him personally to beg for assistance.
They are soon "disappeared" and it is only when he finally breaks all the rules and calls
the press of the world to listen to him, that something is done. He has an attempt on
his life, he is told his job will be given to someone else, he has to actually realise
that the U.N. as a force is never going to protect these defenceless people. The arabs
are going to destroy them. The men are killed, younger boys taken to look after the herds,
the young girls and women are raped and often murdered in the process.Their dwellings
are burnt, their wells poisoned. Their way of life gone for ever.
You have to admire the way he risks his life to help them, but as he sadly admits,
Bosnia, Rwanda and now Darfur are scenes of crime that no one cares about, least
of all those in High Command at the U.N.
I read this book with great interest, especially at the brave women who came to give
evidence, knowing that afterwards they would be "vanished".
A sad peace of history, but everyone should read it. Quite engrossing. Maggie Perkovic.

No comments: