Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, was originally a three part series in Blackwood s Magazine in 1899 It is a story within a story, following a character named Charlie Marlow, who recounts his adventure to a group of men onboard an anchored ship The story told is of his early life as a f
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959 They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it from garden seeds t
He was known as the Leopard, and for the thirty two years of his reign Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire, showed all the cunning of his namesake, seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm While the populat
In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its p
When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act If the world lost the sub species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recou
A compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist.Ever since Stanley first charted its mighty river in the 1870s, the Congo has epitomized the dark and turbulent history of a failed
Qui sauvera le Congo, spoli par l ext rieur, pourri de l int rieur L innocence et les r ves, les projets et la solidarit La litt rature, bien s r, quand elle est comme ici servie par un conteur hors pair, dot d un humour caustique et d une d termination sans faille.
At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention In this deeply