'Here, in microcosm, is a fascinating, carefully constucted account of the way life works in a million Third World villages.'
'A book written by insiders, able to see as well as a Bangladeshi the social mechanisms which rule village, town and country.'
Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, co-ordinator of the People's Health Centre, Savar, Bangladesh
'Through the sensitive eyes of Hartmann and Boyce, we meet some of the extraordinary people whose lives and struggles are hidden in the anonymous statistics of world hunger. Their powerful, first-hand account enables us to pierce through the many myths about the world's hungry majority, by taking us with them into a single village.'
Frances Moore Lappe