Understanding Eritrea - New updated editionI have finished a new and updated edition of “Understanding Eritrea” after the previous edition was sold out.

The new edition covers the rapprochement between Eritrea and Ethiopia and looks at the current situation, with all its complexities.

I hope it will be a contribution to the debate that is emerging inside Eritrea and in the diaspora about the future of the country and its people.

You can pre-order it here.

These were some reviews for the previous edition.

An outstanding insider’s analysis of the continent’s most noteworthy example of political repression . . . Understanding Eritrea is a sobering, incisive analysis, replete with detail not readily available elsewhere.’ – Choice 

‘[Plaut] is well placed to tell Eritrea’s modern story and does so masterfully … Throughout he condenses disparate material into tight and accessible prose … Plaut’s valuable book has at least ensured that, despite the regime’s best efforts, this country is not fully hidden from view.’ — Times Literary Supplement

‘A masterful account … Plaut’s extensive evidence shows how the regime’s repressive stance in power is a consequence of its ruler.’ — Times Higher Education