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Three Famines
By Peter Byrne (narrator) and Thomas Keneally
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bolinda Audio
Publication date March 10, 2012
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781743105993
ISBN-10 1743105991
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.99
Other format details audio
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This is the story of three terrible famines. The first is an Gorta Mór, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846. The second is the deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first sprung up in lethal form in the 1970s under Emperor Haile Selassie and then reappeared under the brutal dictator Mengistu in the 1980s. Keneally visited Eritrea in 1984 to see the effects of this grave event.

Tom Keneally shares these three shocking histories with his customary penetrating wisdom, and he presents a controversial theory in his utterly compelling narrative: in all three famines, ideology, mindsets of governments, racial preconceptions and administrative incompetence were, ultimately, more lethal than the initiating blights, the loss of potatoes or rice or the grain named teff.

"I am sure Tom Keneally is incapable of writing a dull book" ―Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald



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