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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
by Adam Hochschild
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber... (read more)

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Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo
Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo
by Lisa J. Shannon
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International human rights activist Lisa Shannon spent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend Francisca Thelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vivid images of lush flower gardens, fish the size of... (read more)

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
by Jason K. Stearns
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A Best Book of the Year- The Economist and the Wall Street Journal At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In... (read more)

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Congo: The Epic History of a People
Congo: The Epic History of a People
by David Van Reybrouck
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From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history... (read more)

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Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Country
Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Country
by Tim Butcher
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A compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo -- a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world -- vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist. Ever since Stanley first charted its mighty river in the 1870s, the Congo has... (read more)

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The Ponds of Kalambayi
The Ponds of Kalambayi
by Mike Tidwell
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Lovers of fine travel- and adventure-writing will welcome this first paperback edition of Mike Tidwell's richly acclaimed The Ponds of Kalambayi. Tidwell had no clue what awaited him when he headed off to the remote corners of Zaire as a fresh-faced... (read more)

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Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
by Anjan Sundaram
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In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuœciñski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world’s unhappiest countries. In August 2005, Anjan Sundaram... (read more)

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Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
by Pagan Kennedy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227) and index.... (read more)

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All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo
All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo
by Bryan Mealer
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“With the maturity and talent he displays in this book, Mealer…has already set a new standard by which all correspondents might approach other forgotten wars.”—Time In 1996, the fighting in Rwanda spilled over the Congolese... (read more)

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A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
by Lisa Shannon
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Lisa J. Shannon had a good life — a successful business, a fiancé, a home, and security. Then, one day in 2005, an episode of Oprah changed all that. The show focused on women in Congo, the worst place on earth to be a woman. She was awakened... (read more)

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Postconflict Economics in Sub-saharan Africa
Postconflict Economics in Sub-saharan Africa
by Not Available (na)
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is making significant strides on both the political and economic fronts to extricate itself from one of the bloodiest wars in African history. This remarkable turnaround offers other countries and the international... (read more)

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In the Footsteps of MR. Kurtz : Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (01 Edition)
In the Footsteps of MR. Kurtz : Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (01 Edition)
by Michela Wrong
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Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and... (read more)

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Congo: The Epic History of a People
Congo: The Epic History of a People
by David Van Reybrouck
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The gripping saga of one of the world's most devastated countries The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia. David Van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People... (read more)

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The Troubled Heart of Africa: A History of the Congo
The Troubled Heart of Africa: A History of the Congo
by Robert B. Edgerton
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-277) and index.... (read more)

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Colonial Lexicon of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo (99 Edition)
Colonial Lexicon of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo (99 Edition)
by Nancy Rose Hunt
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A Colonial Lexicon is the first historical investigation of how childbirth became medicalized in Africa. Rejecting the andldquo;colonial encounterandrdquo; paradigm pervasive in current studies, Nancy Rose Hunt elegantly weaves together stories about... (read more)

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Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War
Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War
by Ben Rawlence
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While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists. Today, that city, Manono, sits beyond the... (read more)

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Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place (11 Edition)
Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place (11 Edition)
by Peter Eichstaedt
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Going behind the headlines and deep into the brutal world of the Congo, this exposé examines why eastern Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet. While the Western world takes for granted its creature comforts such as cell phones or... (read more)

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The African Stakes of the Congo War
The African Stakes of the Congo War
by John F Clark
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This is the only available book on the Congo war, the most important current conflict in Africa. Two chapters situate the war in its historical and theoretical context, while others survey the interests of the Congolese government, of the rebel groups... (read more)

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The Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo
The Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo
by Charles Pearson
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Henry Morton Stanley undertook the greatest African expedition of the 19th century to rescue Emin Pasha, last lieutenant of the martyred General Gordon and governor of the southern Sudan. Instead of ten months, the trip took three years and cost the... (read more)

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Congo From Leopold To Kabila : a People's History (02 Edition)
Congo From Leopold To Kabila : a People's History (02 Edition)
by Georges Nzongola-ntalaja
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As this book shows, the People of the Congo have suffered throughout the past century from a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule, and a series of post-independence political conflicts. But as this insightful political history of the Congolese... (read more)

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