In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated 'the final solution in Darfur' and why so many good men stood by and did nothing. A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Dr Mukesh Kapila arrived in Khartoum in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch.

###em is a strident and passionate cri de coeur. It is the deeply personal account of one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder. It explores what empowers a man to make a stand to confront global indifference and venality.

Mukesh Kapila is a medical doctor, humanitarian expert, and international aid diplomat. Currently a Professor at Manchester University, he has experience in over 130 countries serving in senior positions in the British Government and at the United Nations, World Health Organization, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. His dealings with many dictators and despots across the world's premier trouble spots have led him to focus on the prevention of genocide and the other most horrible crimes against humanity, as Special Representative of the Aegis Trust.

His co-author Damien Lewis is an award-winning and bestselling British author, published in 36 languages worldwide. His other powerful and compelling memoirs include the acclaimed international number one bestseller Slave, co-written with Mende Nazer.

"During one of the darkest periods in human history, Mukesh Kapila sounded the clarion call and stood firm in the face of the ultimate crime: genocide"

Mia Farrow, actress and humanitarian

"Mukesh Kapila's was a lone voice in the wilderness as the twenty-first century's first genocide unfolded in Darfur... this book is an eloquent testament to his efforts to blow the whistle and prevent evil from triumphing - a struggle that still continues across Sudan"

John Prendergast, board member of Not On Our Watch, the charity founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and others

"In this personal and moving plea, Kapila forces us to look directly into the face of genocide"

Lt Gen The Hon Romeo A Dallaire, UN Force Commander, Rwanda 1994

This moving account of determination to fight injustice reads like a thriller. It reveals the chilling details of how the international community tried to silence Mukesh Kapila when he exposed the massacres in Darfur - and the price he paid for his courageous stand'

David Loyn, BBC world affairs

"It's precisely because "never again" all too frequently happens all over again that his book is essential reading"

Lord Alton

"A genuine testimony from the man who witnesses unspeakable massacres in Darfur. Dr Mukesh shows his deep lament about the continuous and mysterious failure of international community for breaking his promises: Never again"


"Against A Tide of Evil is really compelling reading. It is also extremely thought provoking for those who watch with horror news stories about genocides such as that in Darfur, from our comfortable lives but don't really think about what it's like and what it means. Reading this book made me feel very proud that Professor Kapila is a member of our University."

Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Manchester

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