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In Letters Home, Fergal Keane reflects on the last violent years of our century. The collection brings together essays written specially for this volume along with previously published articles and broadcasts. He writes of joining the families of the disappeared in Bosnia as they identify the bodies of their loved ones; of his return to the site of massacres in Rwanda; of the extraordinary characters he encountered in the midst of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war; and of his own family’s political awakening in the heat of the Irish rebellion against the British in 1920. But there are also lighter, more personal pieces: his discovery of his father’s life as a young man in London; his own experiences playing in a rock band in the forlorn halls of rural Ireland; on his travels, ranging from Spain to Japan, from Tuscany to Manhattan; and the delights and agonies of travelling with his three-year-old son, Daniel.