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  • Democratic Republic of the Congoby Joseph R. Oppong; Tania Woodruff

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congoby Emizet Francois Kisangani; Scott F. Bobb

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 174.99

    The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary... more...

  • Congo, Dem. Rep. of Travel Complete Profileby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 13.60

    Whether planning your own trip to Congo, Dem. Rep. of, or planning someone else’s, you’ll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel report—both of our “Travel” and “Points of Interest” reports rolled into one. more...

  • Mobutu's Totalitarian Political Systemby Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Mobutu's political system, inaugurated in 1965 and lasting more than three decades, met all the characteristics of totalitarianism. This study shows that the failures and misdeeds of Mobutu's system were clear evidence that it lacked an African-centred vision and did not put the interests of the African people of Congo (formerly Zaire) at the centre... more...

  • The Congo Warsby Thomas Turner

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 32.95

    Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent times. In The Congo Wars, Thomas Turner provides the first in-depth analysis of what happened. The book... more...

  • The Congoby David Renton; David Seddon; Leo Zeilig

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 35.00

    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... more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...

  • Congoby Thomas Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has become one of the world's bloodiest hot spots. 2003 saw the end of a five-year war in which millions lost their lives - one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II. Despite recent peace agreements and democratic elections, the country is still plagued by army and militia violence. Congo remains deeply troubled,... more...

  • Catastrophe and Creationby K. Elkholm Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Land beyond the Mistsby David Newbury; Jan Vansina

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the... more...