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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa

Author: Jason K Stearns
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents an account of the wars in the African nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1996-2003. This conflict devastated the country and is sometimes referred to as the "African world war" because it involved nine African nations and twenty armed groups. Despite the signing of peace accords in 2003, fighting continued in the east of the country in 2007. There, the prevalence of rape
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason K Stearns
ISBN: 9781586489298 1586489291 9781610391078 1610391071
OCLC Number: 657595549
Description: xii, 380 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding the violence --
Prewar. The legacy of genocide ; Aiding and abetting ; A country in ruins ; Six days ; Onion layers ; Mzee --
The first war. Many wars in one ; The dominoes fall ; A thousand miles through the jungle ; This is how you fight ; A wounded leopard ; The King is Dead, long live the King --
The second war. One war too many ; The rebel professor ; The rebel start-up ; Cain and Abel ; Sorcerers' apprentices ; The assassination of Mzee ; Paying for the war --
Neither war nor peace. The bearer of eggs --
The Congo, on its own terms.
Responsibility: Jason K. Stearns.

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In this deeply reported book, Stearns vividly tells the story of the collapseof the Congo and the great war of Africa through the experiences of those whoengineered and perpetrated it.  Read more...

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