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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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'In Towards Asmara thomas Keneally - who, to research this tale, visited Eritrea under the protection of the Eritrean rebels - memorably charts the experience of a group of travellers through the eyes of one of their number, Darcy, an australian lawyer turned journalist. His mission is to reveal to the world that the Ethiopians are gun-running under cover of western food-aid convoys. Like him, with a marriage back home that has broken down, each of his companions is experiencing a personal odyssey.' (Source: dustjacket, 1989 Hodder and Stoughton edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my family who allowed me for a time to travel with the compassionate Eritrean Relief Association, and the brave Eritrean People's Liberation Front.
  • Discussion notes available.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder and Stoughton , 1989 .
      Extent: 272p.
      Description: illus., map.
      Note/s:
      • Cover subtitle (dustjacket): Towards Asmara: An African Novel.
      • 'Author's Note' dated May 1989.
      ISBN: 9780340415177 (hbk), 0340415177 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Warner Books , 1989 .
      Alternative title: To Asmara
      Extent: 290 p., [1] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0446515426 (hbk)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sceptre , 1990 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 2002
      ISBN: 0340528117 (pbk)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet , 1990 .
      Extent: 272p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0340537957 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Warner Books , 1990 .
      Alternative title: To Asmara
      Extent: 290 p., [1] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0446391719 (pbk)

Works about this Work

A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
Words, Sticks and Stones : Keneally, Literature and Social Impact Paul Sharrad , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 90-105)
y Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z565009 1995 single work criticism The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.
Back to Novelist's Own Country Richard Dowden , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 April 1993; (p. 11)
What Makes a Terrorist Tick? Robert Hefner , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 1991; (p. 21)
Story of Famine Fine Food for Film Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 January 1990; (p. 6)
An Eritrean Romance John Carmody , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 34 no. 11 1990; (p. 79-80)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Her Guns Jeremy Harding , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 8 March vol. 12 no. 5 1990; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
In Another Country Ernst Havemann , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Books in Canada , vol. 19 no. 2 1990; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
New & Noteworthy George Johnson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 September 1990; (p. 42)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Thomas Keneally Ventures into Africa... Thomas P. Coakley , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 64)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Untitled Rosemary M. Canfield-Reisman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magill's Literary Annual 1990; (p. 819-822)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1990 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Spring vol. 64 no. 2 1990; (p. 360)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Thomas Keneally's Nightmare of History Manly Johnson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 101-104)
Keneally's Forgotten War Janet Hawley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 29 April 1989; (p. 14-22)
Witness to a Secret War Liz Van Den Nieuwenhof , 1989 single work biography
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 10 October 1989; (p. 16)
Keneally's Return to Torn Eritrea Janet Hawley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 October 1989; (p. 35)
Give A Hand to Mr Keneally Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October 1989; (p. 128)
Keneally and the Eritrean Tragedy 1989 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)
Keneally Goes to War Peter Charlton , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 October 1989; (p. 5)
Another War Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October 1989; (p. 127-128)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Can Literature End An Endless Conflict? Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 October 1989; (p. 16)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Deadly Serious, But He Can Play David English , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 October 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Fiction Grounded in the Harsh Reality of Ethiopia Merle Rubin , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 9 November 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Here is the News Vincent Smith , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , November 1989; (p. 43)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
In League with Erosion Christopher Hope , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20-26 October 1989; (p. 1149)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Keneally Fights A Third World War Michael Costigan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 1989; (p. 81)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Keneally Moves Away from Us Veronica Brady , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 117 1989-1990; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Keneally's Africa Roberta Sykes , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , December-January no. 5 1989-1990; (p. 22)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Mortal Combat on the Roof of Africa Andrew Jaffe , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 15 October 1989; (p. 2)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Old Fashioned Virtues... Mark Thomas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Taking Sides Vance Bourjaily , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Tribune Books (Chicago) , 8 October 1989; (p. 4)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Writing for Eritrea John Larkin , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
An Eritrean Romance John Carmody , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 34 no. 11 1990; (p. 79-80)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Her Guns Jeremy Harding , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 8 March vol. 12 no. 5 1990; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
In Another Country Ernst Havemann , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Books in Canada , vol. 19 no. 2 1990; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
New & Noteworthy George Johnson , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 September 1990; (p. 42)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Thomas Keneally Ventures into Africa... Thomas P. Coakley , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 64)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Untitled Rosemary M. Canfield-Reisman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Magill's Literary Annual 1990; (p. 819-822)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1990 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Spring vol. 64 no. 2 1990; (p. 360)

— Review of Towards Asmara Thomas Keneally 1989 single work novel
What Makes a Terrorist Tick? Robert Hefner , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 1991; (p. 21)
Thomas Keneally's Nightmare of History Manly Johnson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 101-104)
Back to Novelist's Own Country Richard Dowden , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 April 1993; (p. 11)
Keneally's Forgotten War Janet Hawley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 29 April 1989; (p. 14-22)
Witness to a Secret War Liz Van Den Nieuwenhof , 1989 single work biography
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 10 October 1989; (p. 16)
Keneally's Return to Torn Eritrea Janet Hawley , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 October 1989; (p. 35)
Give A Hand to Mr Keneally Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 October 1989; (p. 128)
Keneally and the Eritrean Tragedy 1989 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)
Story of Famine Fine Food for Film Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 January 1990; (p. 6)
Keneally Goes to War Peter Charlton , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 October 1989; (p. 5)
y Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z565009 1995 single work criticism The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.
Can Fiction Change the World? Thomas Keneally , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 1989; (p. 8)
Politics of Food in Eritrea Jane Worthington , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 October 1989; (p. 3)
Aussie Pollies Steer Clear of Writers' Bug Michele Field , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 14-15 October 1989; (p. 7)
Words, Sticks and Stones : Keneally, Literature and Social Impact Paul Sharrad , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 90-105)
A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
Last amended 17 Sep 2009 16:59:56
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    Ethiopia,
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