Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan by Alex de Waal
In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine and a social history of the region. In a new praface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of the current conflict in land disputes, social disruption, and impoverishment.