Against All Odds
Against All Odds is a firsthand account of Eritrea's 30-year battle for independence from Ethiopia. Connell argues that the blending of a social revolution with political objectives enabled this self-reliant liberation front to weld Eritrea's fractured society—half Christian, half Muslim, from nine ethnic groups—into one of the most remarkable nationalist movements in modern history.
Praise for Against All Odds
"a gripping eyewitness account"—The Nation
"a vivid on-the-ground chronicle"—Foreign Affairs
"an inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope, with important lessons to teach"—Noam Chomsky
"Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow."—Eqbal Ahmad
"[N]o one wanting to have and to test reliable opinions about Africa today is going to be able to ignore Against All Odds."—Basil Davidson