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Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa

Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa
Author: Alex de Waal
ISBN 13: 9780253211583
ISBN 10: 253211581
Edition: 9.1.2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2009-10-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $22.00

"A powerful critique of the international humanitarian agencies dominating famine relief in Africa." — Foreign Affairs

"This is unquestionably an important book by a writer whose accomplishments as a researcher, critic and activist on famine and on human rights in Africa are widely respect." — International Affairs

"... de Waal pleads for readers... to probe for a deeper understanding of the 'political roots of famine'... " — WorldView

"... a well-documented critique that should give pause for serious reflection and serve to instruct both the initiate and the master of famine theory... " — Sociocultural Anthropology

Famine Crimes is a factually rich, powerfully intelligent, morally important analysis of the persistence of famine in Africa. Alex de Waal lays the blame for Africa's problems with starvation on the political failings of African governments, western donors, and the misguided policies of international relief agencies.