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  • Chief of Station, Congoby Lawrence Devlin

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 14.95

    A master spy's memoir of playing the game in the most strategically influential country in 1960s Africa more...

  • 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 exposť 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...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The Forest People -- Colin M. Turnbull's best-selling, classic work -- describes the author's experiences while living with the BaMbuti Pygmies, not as a clinical observer, but as their friend learning their customs and sharing their daily life. Turnbull conveys the lives and feelings of the BaMbuti whose existence centers on their intense love... more...

  • Slaver's Wheelby Jack Lawson; Sully de Fontaine

    Hellgate Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Congo, 1960. The United Nations grants the former colony independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba becomes prime minister. All hell breaks loose. This is the true, never-before-told story of a clandestine mission to rescue those suffering the violence and cruelty resulting from the Congo's hasty transition from colony to independent nation.... more...

  • Business of Civil Warby Patience Kabamba

    CODESRIA 2013; US$ 29.95

    Within the context of the absence of effective state sovereignty and the presence of numerous armed struggles for power, Nande traders have managed to build and protect self-sustaining, prosperous, transnational economic enterprises in eastern Congo. This book discusses the commercial enterprises of the Nande trust networks and the subsequent transnational... more...

  • Imagining the Congoby Kevin C. Dunn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    Understanding the current civil war in the Congo requires an examination of how the Congo's identity has been imagined over time. Imagining the Congo historicizes and contextualizes the constructions of the Congo's identity in order to analyze the political implications of that identity, looking in detail at four historical periods in which the identity... more...

  • A Dance of Assassinsby Allen F. Roberts

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms? secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley?s... more...

  • The African Stakes of the Congo Warby John F. Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 36.00

    This book situates the war in its historical and theoretical context and surveys the interests of the Congolese government, the rebel groups, and of the intervening states in the war. more...

  • The Tragic state of the Congoby Jeanne M. Haskin

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    The Congo is rich in minerals and agricultural potential. What keeps it from emerging as a viable, even prosperous, state? During four centuries of the slave trade, the Portuguese alone claimed over 13.25 million lives. Then, King Leopold II of Belgium to more...

  • The Great African Warby Filip Reyntjens

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Examines a decade-long period of instability, violence and state decay in Central Africa from 1996 to 2006. more...