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Towards Asmara

Towards Asmara

Author(s): Thomas Keneally

Location(s): Asmara, Eritrea

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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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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