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  • Consuming the Congoby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Going behind the headlines and deep into the brutal world of the Congo, this exposé examines why eastern Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet. While the Western world takes for granted its creature comforts such as cell phones or computers, five million Congolese needlessly die in the quest for the valuable minerals that make those technologies... more...

  • Crisis in the Congoby François Ngolet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • The Democratic Republic of Congoby Michael Deibert

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert travels from war-torn villages in the country’s east to the capital of Kinshasa to bring us the voices of the Congolese and explore... more...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist?s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • Gender and Decolonization in the Congoby Karen Bouwer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Great Lakes Conflagrationby Tom Cooper

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    Great Lakes Conflagration' is the second in two volumes covering military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the turn from the 21st century. This volume explores developments in the DRC that led to the outbreak of violence in August 1998, and systematically details the continued build-up and status of the Congolese, Rwandan... more...

  • History of Congo, Theby Didier Gondola

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 57.00

    Gondola offers concise account of one of Africa's most mineral-rich and strife-torn countries. more...

  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtzby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Radio Congoby Ben Rawlence

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists. Today, that city, Manono, sits beyond the infamous “Triangle of Death,? in an area rarely reached by outsiders since war turned the country?s... more...

  • The Road to Kalamataby Mike Hoare

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 11.99

    The Road to Kalamata is the real-life adventure story of the 4 Commando team of mercenary soldiers, as told by their leader, Col. Mike Hoare. At the close of 1960, the newly formed independent state of Katanga in central Africa recruited Hoare and his team to suppress a rebellion by the Baluba, a fierce tribe of warriors rumored to be cannibals and... more...