Richard Reid is Professor of African History at the University of Oxford, currently focusing on histories of war on the continent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of 'A History of Modern Uganda'.
'This deeply moving book gets beneath the skin of Eritrea, like nothing that has been written about that haunting--and haunted--country. It is a book to be treasured.' -- Christopher Clapham, Professor Emeritus of African Studies, University of Cambridge 'This is a vivid, first-hand account of one of Africa's least reported but bloodiest wars. It is beautifully written and Richard Reid's reconstruction of these tragic events has the ring of authenticity.' -- Martin Plaut, Senior Researcher, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and author of 'Understanding Eritrea' and 'Understanding South Africa'