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Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed

Author: John PrendergastFidel BafilembaSoraya Aziz SouleymaneDave EggersChouchou NamegabeAll authors
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"For five centuries, right up to the present, Americans and Europeans have benefited enormously from an astonishing history of exploitation of the people and natural resources of a country in the heart of Africa; the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of Congo are fighting back, risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And human rights movements led by young people in the US and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Prendergast; Fidel Bafilemba; Soraya Aziz Souleymane; Dave Eggers; Chouchou Namegabe; Sam Ilus; Ryan Gosling
ISBN: 9781455584642 1455584649
OCLC Number: 1039187543
Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Soraya Aziz Souleymane --
Why Congo? --
The story of the Kongo Kingdom : before and after the Europeans landed --
How Congo helped build America and Europe : following the money and greed for five centuries --
A den of highly armed thieves --
Africa's first World War : reverberations from Rwanda's genocide --
Road to Congo by Ryan Gosling --
Crimes against humanity : ground zero --
Life today in one part of Congo --
Congo responds to the onslaught : the whistle for change --
Davids and Goliaths : global rights activists vs. the war profitters --
Steve Jobs and conflict minerals : Apple and corporate-driven change --
War crimes shouldn't pay : lessons from Al Capone to al-Qaeda --
Vanquishing the vampires : what you can do --
Countering myths and stereotypes --
Postscript / by Dave Eggers --
Afterword / by Chouchou Namegabe --"A geological scandal" results in a governing disaster --
About the contributors --
Final thoughts from John.
Responsibility: 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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From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning, NOT ON OUR WATCH, John Prendergast and actor Ryan Gosling, a compelling book about how Congo's natural riches have become an  Read more...

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