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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

  • The Trouble with the Congoby SÚverine 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...

  • 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...

  • Drums on the Night Airby Veronica Cecil

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    Veronica Cecil was twenty-five years old when her husband was offered a job at a large multi-national company in the Congo. Filled with enthusiasm for their new life, the couple and their eleven-month-old son set off for an African adventure. Very soon, however, Veronica began to realise that life in the Congo was not what she had imagined. Food shortages... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 exposÚ 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...