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Famine that kills : Darfur, Sudan

Author: Alex De Waal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: Oxford studies in African affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine and a social history of the region.

In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of the current conflict in land disputes, social disruption, and impoverishment."--Jacket.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex De Waal
ISBN: 0195181638 9780195181630
OCLC Number: 57394862
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Oxford University).
Description: xxvi, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'Famine' in English --
2. Darfur --
3. The history and concept of famine --
4. Drought --
5. Hunger --
6. Destitution --
7. Death --
8. Relief --
9. Other famines.
Series Title: Oxford studies in African affairs.
Responsibility: Alex de Waal.
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Examines the famine in Dafur, Sudan in the 80's, and aid agencies' response to it. This book claims that humanitarian aid can be made more effective by looking at the underlying causes of local  Read more...


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...an interesting new preface in which he comments on events in the region since the early 1980s...a useful case study of the dynamics of famine. * Foreign Affairs *

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