Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed / text by John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield||967.5103 Prenderg (Text)||31208912614114||new non-fiction||Available||-|
|Washington Carnegie PL - Washington||967.51 PRE (Text)||21401000503048||Adult New Release||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781455584642
- ISBN: 1455584649
- Physical Description: xiv, 334 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-320) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Foreword / by Soraya Aziz Souleymane -- Why Congo? -- The Kongo kingdom : before the Europeans landed -- Upstander profile: Dominique Bikaba -- The astonishing relationship between the West and Congo -- Upstander profile: Petna Ndalika -- Ryan's essay onbeing introduced to Congo -- Upstander profile: Justine Masika -- A den of highly armed thieves -- Upstander profile: Rebecca Kabugho -- Africa's first world war : reverberations from Rwanda's genocide -- Mass rape and child soldier recruitment : the horror continues -- Upstander profile: Dr. Denis Mukwege -- Fidel's story -- Life today in one part of Congo -- Congo responds to the onslaught : the whistle for change -- Upstander profile: Douce Namwezi -- Ryan's essay on changing the narrative in Congo --Davids and Goliaths : global rights activists versus the war profiteers -- Upstander profile: Neema Namadamu -- Flipping the script : Steve Jobs, Apple, and corporate-driven change -- War crimes shouldn't pay : lessons from Al Capone to al-Qaeda -- Vanquishing the vampires : what you can do -- Conclusion: Countering myths and stereotypes -- Postscript / by Dave Eggers.
Investigates the role of western prosperity on five hundred years of Congolese history, sharing the poignant experiences of everyday people whose lives have been upended by regional violence.
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