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Related category: World - Africa
Related booklists: World Fiction - Democratic Republic of the Congo,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Lord Leverhulme
    Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts: Colonial Exploitation in the Congo - by Jules Marchal

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784786311 | ISBN 10: 1784786314

    The definitive account of exploitation in the Congo, introduced by Adam Hochschild.  In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British enterpreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous reg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stringer: A Reporter
    Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo - by Anjan Sundaram

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782392491 | ISBN 10: 1782392491

    Written with startling beauty and acuity, Stringer is an account of a year and a half that Anjan Sundaram spent in the Congo working on the bottom rung of the Associated Press.  It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city ... more

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  • Cover image of book Congo by David van Reybrouck
    Congo - by David van Reybrouck

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007562930 | ISBN 10: 0007562934

    This gripping epic tells the story of one of the world’s most critical failed nation-states: the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Interweaving his own family’s history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals – charismatic dictators, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lumumba: Africa
    Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader - by Leo Zeilig

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908323941 | ISBN 10: 1908323949

    Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 61) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement. After his execution in 1961, when he had been prime minister of the newly liberated Congo for only seven months, he became an icon of anti-imperialist ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair by Michael Deibert
    The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair - by Michael Deibert

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780323459 | ISBN 10: 178032345x

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the largest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert paints a picture of a n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa
    Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War - by Ben Rawlence

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689651 | ISBN 10: 1851689656

    In this compelling debut, Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news that never travels far – the news of the uneasy peace being made in the towns of Congo’s silent quarter. Rather than taking the direct flight suggested by aid workers and mercenaries, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason Stearns
    Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa - by Jason Stearns

    £13.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781610391078 | ISBN 10: 1610391071

    This critically-acclaimed book provides an unprecedented, up-close portrait of Africa's Great War. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Congo Diary: The Story of Che
    Congo Diary: The Story of Che's "Lost" Year in Africa - by Ernesto Che Guevara

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780980429299 | ISBN 10: 0980429293

    Che Guevara’s intriguing account of the revolutionary war in the Congo, filling in the missing chapter in his life.   Prior to his fateful mission to Bolivia, in 1965 Che led a secret Cuban force that went to aid the African national liber ... more

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  • Cover image of book Congo Masquerade: The Political Culture of Aid Inefficiency and Reform Failure by Theodore Trefon
    Congo Masquerade: The Political Culture of Aid Inefficiency and Reform Failure - by Theodore Trefon

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848138360 | ISBN 10: 1848138369

    Congo Masquerade is about mismanagement, hypocrisy and powerlessness in what has proved to be one of Africa's most troublesome and volatile states. In this scathing study of catastrophic aid inefficiency, Trefon argues that whilst others have examine ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Congo Wars; Conflict, Myth and Reality by Thomas Turner
    The Congo Wars; Conflict, Myth and Reality - by Thomas Turner

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842776896 | ISBN 10: 1842776894

    Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The War Within the War: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Congo by Human Rights Watch
    The War Within the War: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Congo - by Human Rights Watch

    £9.95   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781564322760 | ISBN 10: 1564322769

    Within the larger war in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) the warring parties carry out another war: that of sexual violence against women and girls. As military activities increase in one area after another, so do rapes and other cri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos by Gary Stewart
    Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos - by Gary Stewart

    £25.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781859843680 | ISBN 10: 1859843689

    Note: this book is now 'print on demand', meaning that the publisher no longer keeps physical copies in stock and instead prints a copy specially when the book is ordered. This may add a slight delay to your order. A snapshot of an era when the cu ... more

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