The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,693,353 members ⚫ 1,195,028 ebooks

New to

Learn more

The Congo

Plunder and Resistance

The Congo by David Renton
Add to cart
US$ 35.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
This is an immensely readable, radical introduction to the Congo that pays attention to the importance of economic production for social organization. It 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. The authors argue that the nature of global capitalism has led to the expansion of private capital accompanied by social collapse. As for the future, the hope is that another politics will emerge from the resistance of ordinary Congolese to imperialist slaughter and the post-independence Mobutu dictatorship.
Zed Books; December 2006
256 pages; ISBN 9781848136311
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: The Congo
Author: David Renton; David Seddon; Leo Zeilig