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Patrice Lumumba

Author: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2014
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country's first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric  Read more...


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Named Person: Patrice Lumumba
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
ISBN: 9780821421253 0821421255 9780821445068 0821445065
OCLC Number: 1013186238
Description: 164 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents: Early years, youth, and formal education, 1925-44 --
Civil service career and political apprenticeship in Kisangani, 1944-56 --
Years of transition, 1956-58 --
The struggle for independence, 1958-60 --
The short political life of Congo's first prime minister, 1960-61 --
Lumumba and the counterrevolution in central and southern Africa --
Lumumba's assassination --
The political legacy of Patrice Lumumba
Series Title: Ohio short histories of Africa
Responsibility: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja


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"Lumumba...was a pivotal player in the history of African nationalism, in the same league as Mandela in terms of his influence. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja provides an excellent short introduction to Read more...

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