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By Michela Wrong

Scarred by way of many years of clash and career, the craggy African country of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla struggle. The dogged decision that secured victory opposed to Ethiopia, its monstrous neighbor, is woven into the nationwide psyche, the made from cynical international interventions. Fascist Italy sought after Eritrea because the springboard for a brand new, racially natural Roman empire; Britain bought off its for scrap; the USA wanted a base for its state of the art undercover agent station; and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy battle.

In I did not Do It for You, Michela incorrect finds the breathtaking abuses this tiny kingdom has suffered and, with a pointy eye for aspect and a flavor for the incongruous, tells the tale of colonialism itself and the way foreign strength politics can play havoc with a country's future.

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