Congo: The Epic History of a People (Paperback)

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by David Van Reybrouck


From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people.

Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo--a finalist for the Cundill Prize--takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people.

About the Author

David Van Reybrouck is the internationally bestselling author of Congo, which was a finalist for the Cundill Prize for History, and an acclaimed playwright and reporter. He holds a doctorate from Leiden University and has taught at Bard College. He lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Product Details

Category: History, Motherland Studies, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 0062200127 

ISBN-13: 978-0062200129 

Publisher: Ecco Press

Date Published: February 17, 2015

Pages: 656

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