Editorial from ROAPE Volume 9 Number 25
Tribute to Ruth First

Tribute to Ruth First
Vol.9 No.25 (Winter 1982), pp1-4
The greater part of this Issue is devoted to a special tribute to Ruth First. The rest of this Number considers questions which have been constant concerns of this Review. Mamdani's discussion of Karamoja continues the analysis of the causes of famine begun in ROAPE 1 and continued in the double issue, Roots of Famine (ROAPE 15/16). What is common to all of these analyses is the view that the roots of famine are not to be found in ‘nature’ , but in the incorporation of the rural areas under discussion into the wider system of capitalism.