About John Prendergast
John Prendergast is an author and human rights activist who for over twenty-five years has worked for peace in Africa. He is cofounder of The Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has also been a youth counselor, a basketball coach, and a Big Brother for over twenty-five years.
He has authored ten books on Africa, including Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP nonfiction book of the year that he coauthored with actor Don Cheadle. Prendergast’s new book, The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes, also coauthored with Don Cheadle, focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes. His most recent book, Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption, which he co-wrote with Michael Mattocks, is about the life he led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks.