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The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo

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Ernesto "Che" Guevara was one of the greatest exemplars of the revolutionary 1960s, an essential player in the Cuban Revolution whose legend fired the imaginations of a whole generation. In 1965, amid worldwide conjecture, Guevara left Cuba, where he was a minister in Fidel Castro's post-revolutionary government and traveled incognito to the heart of Africa. People's hero Patrice Lumumba had been assassinated, and Guevara was sent to put his theories of guerilla warfare into use, helping the oppressed people of the Congo throw off the yoke of Western imperialism. The first task was to assist the young Laurent Kabila in his struggle against Mobutu and Tshombe, the two key figures in the newly independent nation.

For the first time, The African Dream collects Guevara's unabridged journals of the expedition. They are the record of the bitter failure of a political and ideological dream and provide telling background to Kabila's late-1990s rise and his death in 2001. Most of all, the diaries afford the reader a very personal insight into the thoughts and emotions of Che Guevara, the twentieth century's great revolutionary martyr.

Review:

"The full story of the African adventure was a closely guarded Cuban state secret for over thirty years and it's not hard to see why....Compelling." Sunday Tribune

Review:

"A well-written account of a region still embroiled in wars. It is the balance-sheet of a disaster." The Times, London

About the Author

Ernesto Guevara was born and raised in Argentina. He died in Bolivia in 1967.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802138347
Translator:
Camiller, Patrick
Foreword:
March, Aleida Guevara
Translator:
Camiller, Patrick
Foreword:
March, Aleida Guevara
Author:
Camiller, Patrick
Author:
Guevara, Ernesto Che
Author:
Gott, Richard
Author:
March, Aleida Guevara
Author:
March, Aleida Guevara
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Guerrillas
Subject:
Cubans
Subject:
Congo.
Subject:
Guevara, Ernesto
Subject:
Congo (Democratic Republic) History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
The Diaries of the R
Publication Date:
20010911
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of black-and-white photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 oz

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