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The Congo: Plunder and Resistance
This book traces the story of the Congo from the unleashing of King Leopard's fury across the region in the 19th century, to the Western sponsored murder of Patrice Lumumba in 1961 to the war that has ravaged the country since 1997. It is an immensely readable and radical introduction to the Congo that pays attention to the importance of economic production for social orga ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Zed Books
(first published February 1st 2006)
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A clear, concise overview of the past century of Western interference in the Congo. While people have become more familiar with the literal "Heart of Darkness" the Belgians created in the early 20th century, a similar treatise has been needed to deal with the post-World Wars era. The most valuable part is its insistence on drawing back the veil thrown over the so-called "ethnic killings", such as the CIA's murder of Patrice Lumumba, Uganda and Rwanda's plunder of the region's gold, and the curre ...more