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Book review: famine and foreigners: Ethiopia since Live Aid

Kuecken, Maria (2012) Book review: famine and foreigners: Ethiopia since Live Aid. LSE Review of Books (10 Jul 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world’s attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Peter Gill was the first journalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and one of the TV reporters who brought the tragedy to light, and in this book tells what happened to Ethiopia in the 25 years following Live Aid. Maria Kuecken finds that Gill does great justice to this ever-pertinent issue by illuminating a complexity of confounding factors through a digestible narrative and plenty of poignant anecdotes. Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid. Peter Gill. Oxford University Press.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 08:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46971/

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