Hunger

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Faber & Faber, Limited, Jun 27, 2017 - 848 pages

25,000 men, women, and children die every day from hunger or malnutrition around the world. And yet, food is not lacking: in fact, it is in abundance, as the planet strains under the effect of overproduction. How can we resolve this paradox?

This is the question that Mart n Caparr s explores in this urgent and important book by giving a voice to people suffering from the crisis, as well as those striving to alleviate it. Above all, Caparr s is determined to uncover the mechanisms that result in almost one billion people starving while others become obese.

Hunger is a crucial, passionate, and deeply empathetic book, committed to exposing the scale of this universal crisis and seeking insightful solutions.

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Hunger: A Manifesto

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Global hunger is the great moral issue of our time, argues this vehement but unfocused jeremiad. Argentine journalist and novelist Caparrós (El Hambre) profiles a woman in arid Niger who dreams of ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Mart n Caparr s was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. Since being exiled aged 18, he lived in four countries and travelled through more than sixty before eventually resettling in his homeland. For more than 25 years, Caparr s has worked as a journalist for print, radio, and television. He has published a vast body of work including nine novels and a wide range of non-fiction, from travel narratives and a biography, to a history of Argentinean guerrillas and a translation of Shakespeare.

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