Books Set in the Congo

Fiction and non-fiction books set completely or at least partially in either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine The country "boxed in" on the map is the Republic of Congo, not the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


message 2: by Warwick (new)

Warwick I'm inclined to add Tram 83…the actual setting is unspecified (and somewhat fictionalised), but clearly based on Lubumbashi. What do people think?


Juliana Philippa Echoing what Christine wrote above, the People's Republic of the Congo is what is boxed, and the description says that this is for books partially or fully set in either the People's Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


message 4: by Kelli (new)

Kelli Robinson Map removed


Juliana Philippa @Kelli: Thanks for creating the list! Am going to the DRC for a few months this summer and am finding it very useful.


message 6: by Elisabeth (new)

Elisabeth Great list! I worked in the DRC from 2013-2017 and I would've loved to have something like this to guide my pre-arrival reading, although I ended up finding quite a number of them on my own. I would add Tim Butcher's Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart, published in 2007.


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis I have had a note from a desperate author named Tim Butcher whose books have made it to the tops of lists such as this one, only to disappear with no documentation. He says his book Blood River had 75 votes on this list, then vanished. This is one of over 50 lists and it's affecting his ability to earn a living. Does anyone know why this is occurring? He's been trying to reach GR employees, but with the pandemic, he's not had any luck, so he's asking humble volunteers. The scope of this problem is so large, he may need a lawyer, but if anyone can clue me in, I will pass the information to him.


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