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1st Edition

Surrender Or Starve
The Wars Behind The Famine

ISBN 9780367304690
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

Famine in the Horn is both a tool and an aspect of ethnic conflict, with the Ethiopian Amharas of the central highlands pitted against the Eritreans and Tigreans of the north. The overwhelming majority of U.S. journalists have reported on Ethiopia from one side only-that of the Amharas in Addis Ababa. The author wants to show the story from the other side, in order to redress a grievous imbalance in news coverage. To get people excited, you sometimes have to light a fire, and that was the author’s intention. This book covers the period from late 1984 to the early part of 1987. In late 1987, the famine returned, mainly for the very reasons cited inside.

Table of Contents

preface -- imperial tempest -- What the media saw -- the world's biggest forgotten war -- the African killing fields -- strategic fallout -- aid: rolling the rock of Sisyphus

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Robert D.Kaplan