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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Towards Asmara
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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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      c
      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)
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
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)
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    Eritrea,
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    North Africa, Africa,
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    Ethiopia,
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    North Africa, Africa,
  • 1980-1987
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