Towards Asmara

Author(s): Thomas Keneally

Fiction

During the Eritrean struggle for independence from Ethiopia, four Westerners travel under Eritrean rebel escort through a land of savage beauty and bitter drought towards the ancient capital of Asmara. Each is on a personal mission, all are irrevocably changed as they bear witness to the devastation of war as well as to the Eritreans' courage and humanity in the face of constant attack.

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A remarkable novel about the Eritrean war, likened to For Whom The Bell Tolls and as relevant today as on its first publication.

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

General Fields

  • : 9780340528112
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : September 1990
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Thomas Keneally