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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

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  • Dancing in the Glory of Monstersby Jason Stearns

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the... more...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Leo Zeilig

    HopeRoad 2012; US$ 11.65

    Patrice Lumumba (1925-61) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement.  After his murder in 1961 he became an icon of anti-imperialist struggle.  His picture was brandished on demonstrations in the 1960s across the world along with Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh.  His life and the independence that he sought for the Congo made... more...

  • Congoby Thomas Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    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... more...

  • Catastrophe and Creationby Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

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

  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtzby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.18

    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 charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources,... more...

  • America, the UN and Decolonisationby John Kent

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. more...

  • The History of Congoby Didier Gondola

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 73.00

    This book begins with a survey of Congo's early history, when diverse peoples such as the Luba, the Kuba, and the Nilotic inhabited the area, and continues by tracing the country's history through the Belgian period of colonization and the dictatorships of Mobutu and Kabila. Biographical portraits present important figures in Congo's storied... more...

  • The Trouble with the Congoby Séverine Autesserre

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    The Trouble with the Congo suggests a new explanation for international peacebuilding failures in civil wars. more...

  • Crisis in the Congoby François Ngolet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive history and analysis of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the tumultuous period of 1997-2001.  The author examines the most recent events in this turbulent region, offering a contemporary account that is both extensive and detailed. more...

  • Gender and Decolonization in the Congoby Karen Bouwer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    Gender and Decolonization in the Congo focuses on women and questions of gender in its examination of Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961), the assassinated leader of the independent Congo. more...