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Feed the World: Birhan Woldu and Live Aid

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Birhan Woldu became one of the most recognized faces and forms of the late 20th century after her near-skeletal image was broadcast at the end of Live Aid to publicize famine in Africa. Although Live Aid, led by musicians such as Bob Geldof and Bono, raised millions for famine relief, most people thought Birhan was dead, until she was 'rediscovered' by Canadian journalist Brian Stewart who helped fund her schooling and helped change her life. Twenty years later, Birhan once again became a symbol of hope for Africa when she appeared on stage at Live 8 with Madonna and Geldof in front of millions. But how did she get to that point? Journalist Oliver Harvey tells Birhan's life story: from the days of famine and war in Ethiopia when her father carried Birhan and her sister on his shoulders for more than 900 km, to Live Aid and the years of struggle in between. This is a truly inspirational story of triumph over extreme adversity.


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Pages 224
Publish Date 2013-07-23
Size 5.6" x 8.7" x 0.7"
Author Oliver Harvey

About the Author

Oliver Harvey is chief features writer at the British newspaper The Sun. In his work he has covered Afghanistan and reconstruction and famine in Africa and Live 8. He first met Birhan Woldu while travelling with Tony Blair to Ethiopia just before Live 8. All proceeds will go to AFRICAN CHILDREN'S EDUCATION TRUST (A-CET)

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