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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, maps
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 06/09/1990
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340528112