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Readership: General readers who recollect the events of Live Aid and those with an interest in Ethiopia and Africa's needs. Those engaged directly with aid agencies or NGOs and charities.
Peter Gill, Journalist and documentary film-maker specialising in development issues. Author of Drops in the Ocean, A Year in the Death of Africa and Body Count
"Gill does great justice to this ever-pertinent issue." - Maria Kuecken, London School of Economics Review of Books
"Excellent." - William Easterly, New York Review of Books
"Well-written and accessible book." - Economist
"A thoughtful, well-informed and detached account." - Michael Holman, Literary Review
"Thank God for great journalism. A book that strips away the cant and rumour a superb and vital piece of work." - Bob Geldof
"No outsider understands Ethiopia better than Peter Gill. He combines compassion with a clinical
commitment to the truth." - Jonathan Dimbleby
"The essential book on Ethiopia, the world's crucible for hunger and poverty, and on development theory and practice." - Alex de Waal, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and author of 'Famine Crimes'
"Judicious analysis and a strong narrative. A must for all those who think there is a simple answer to the famine." - Michael Buerk
Introduction: For Richer, for Poorer
Part I: THEN
1: Return to Korem
2: The Famine Trail
3: Hunger as a Weapon
4: Rebels with a Cause
Part II: TRANSITIONS
5: Economic Warfare
6: How to Prevent a Famine
7: Population Matters
Part III: NOW
8: 2005 and All That
9: Down with Democracy?
10: Free Association
11: Pastoral Affairs
Part IV: PROSPECTS
12: Spoiling the Party
13: Enter the Dragon
14: Us and Them
Watch Peter Gill talk about his book in his 'Meet the Author' video