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Ciao Asmara

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748108732

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 4th September 2008

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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Asmara is the capital of Eritrea – a surreally Italian city at the centre of an ex-Italian colony that has been at war with its neighbour Ethiopia (who claim sovereignty over Eritrea) for over ten years. Amidst broken palaces (built by the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie), nomadic desert encampments and war-torn towns, Hill found a god-fearing people remarkably resistant to everything fate has thrown at them. This book is a tribute to their resilience and will stand beside Philip Gouravitch’s Rwandan book, WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW YOU WILL BE KILLED WITH YOUR FAMILIES, as a classic account of contemporary Africa.