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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...