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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.

Prendergast, John, 1963- (Author). Bafilemba, Fidel. (author.). Souleymane, Soraya Aziz, (writer of foreword.). Eggers, Dave, (writer of postface.). Namegabe, Chouchou, (writer of afterword.). Ilus, Sam, 1979- (illustrator.). Gosling, Ryan, 1980- (Photographer).
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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 -

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  • 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.

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Congo (Democratic Republic) > History.
Congo (Democratic Republic) > Politics and government.
Congo (Democratic Republic) > Economic conditions > 1960-
Resource curse > Congo (Democratic Republic)
Mines and mineral resources > Political aspects > Congo (Democratic Republic)

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