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Lumumba

Lumumba Author Leo Zeilig
ISBN-10 9781908323958
Release 2015-03-15
Pages 198
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Patrice Lumumba (1925–61) was one of the most famous leaders of the African Independence Movement. After his murder, he became an icon of anti-imperialist struggle, and his picture, along with those of Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh, was brandished around the world at demonstrations in the 1960s. This second edition of the only full biography of Lumumba presents his life and quest for the Congo’s liberation, which influenced how the Cold War would be fought in Africa and the nature of the independence granted to huge swaths of the globe after 1945. For those fighting for freedom, Lumumba became a figure of resistance against the imperial colonizers of the world. Including new archival material and information gained from British intelligence, this new edition is a valuable introduction to a pivotal figure of the twentieth century.



Death in the Congo

Death in the Congo Author Emmanuel Gerard
ISBN-10 9780674745360
Release 2015-02-10
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Fifty years later, the murky circumstances and tragic symbolism of Patrice Lumumba’s assassination trouble many people around the world. Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick reveal a tangled web of international politics in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for this crime.



The Assassination of Lumumba

The Assassination of Lumumba Author Ludo de Witte
ISBN-10 1859844103
Release 2002
Pages 226
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Reveals how Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was murdered in January, 1961, directly by the Belgian government and Congolese rebels, but with the indirect help of the United States and United Nations.



Congo My Country

Congo  My Country Author Patrice Lumumba
ISBN-10 OCLC:225891638
Release 1969
Pages 195
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Congo My Country has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Congo My Country also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Congo My Country book for free.



Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba Author Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
ISBN-10 9780821445068
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 176
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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 rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba’s short tenure as prime minister (1960–1961) was marked by an uncompromising defense of Congolese national interests against pressure from international mining companies and the Western governments that orchestrated his eventual demise. Cold war geopolitical maneuvering and well-coordinated efforts by Lumumba’s domestic adversaries culminated in his assassination at the age of thirty-five, with the support or at least the tacit complicity of the U.S. and Belgian governments, the CIA, and the UN Secretariat. Even decades after Lumumba’s death, his personal integrity and unyielding dedication to the ideals of self-determination, self-reliance, and pan-African solidarity assure him a prominent place among the heroes of the twentieth-century African independence movement and the worldwide African diaspora. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja’s short and concise book provides a contemporary analysis of Lumumba’s life and work, examining both his strengths and his weaknesses as a political leader. It also surveys the national, continental, and international contexts of Lumumba’s political ascent and his swift elimination by the interests threatened by his ideas and practical reforms.



Idi Amin

Idi Amin Author Manzoor Moghal
ISBN-10 1467006777
Release 2010-03-11
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Idi Amin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Idi Amin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Idi Amin book for free.



Women s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle

Women s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle Author Thomas Sankara
ISBN-10 0873489888
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 69
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“There is no true social revolution without the liberation of women,” explains the leader of the 1983–87 revolution in Burkina Faso. Workers and peasants in that West African country established a popular revolutionary government and began to combat the hunger, illiteracy, and economic backwardness imposed by imperialist domination.



May Our People Triumph

May Our People Triumph Author Patrice Lumumba
ISBN-10 1530766192
Release 2016-03-28
Pages 226
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This book contains Patrice Lumumba's speeches and Interviews. Lumumba was the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was born in Kasai province of the Belgian Congo. He was educated at a missionary school and worked in Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and Stanleyville (Kisangani) as a clerk and journalist. In 1955 Lumumba became regional president of a Congolese trade union and joined the Belgian Liberal Party. He was arrested in 1957 on charges of embezzlement and imprisoned for a year. On his release he helped found the Mouvement National Congolais (MNC) in 1958. In 1959 Belgium announced a five year path to independence and in the December local elections the MNC won a convincing majority despite Lumumba being under arrest at the time. A 1960 conference in Belgium agreed to bring independence forward to June 1960 with elections in May. Lumumba and the MNC formed the first government on June 23, 1960, with Lumumba as Prime Minister and Joseph Kasavubu as President. His rule was marked by the political disruption when the province of Katanga declared independence under Moise Tshombe in June 1960 with Belgian support. Despite the arrival of United Nations troops unrest continued and Lumumba sought Soviet aid. In September Lumumba was dismissed from government by Kasavubu, an act of dubious legality. On September 14 a coup d'etat headed by Colonel Joseph Mobutu (later Mobutu Sese Seko) and supported by Kasavubu gained power. Lumumba was arrested on December 1, 1960 by troops of Mobutu. He was captured in Port Francqui and flown to Leopoldville in handcuffs. Mobutu said Lumumba would be tried for inciting the army to rebellion and other crimes. United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold made an appeal to Kasavubu asking that Lumumba be treated according to due process of law. The USSR denounced Hammarskjold and the Western Powers as responsible for Lumumba's arrest and demanded his release. ATTN: BOOK SELLERS Visit http: //createspace.com/6169274 and buy this book at discounted price Discount code: PBXAGSKY



My Vision

My Vision Author Muammar Qaddafi
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105120970715
Release 2005
Pages 261
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In September 2003, the international embargo and sanctions imposed on Libya for more than a decade were raised by the UN Security Council. This book looks at the committment of Libya's leader, Colonel Gadaffi, to seeing his country rejoin the international community after many years of isolation.



The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible Author Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-10 9780571246212
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 640
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.



The Congo cables

The Congo cables Author Madeleine G. Kalb
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038917426
Release 1982
Pages 466
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Examines how the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations manipulated the 1960-1963 Congo crises and countered Soviet influence on Lumumba, Tshombe, and Mobotu



Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah Author David Birmingham
ISBN-10 0747405042
Release 1990-01
Pages 129
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A short biography of Kwame Nkrumah and his part in the shaping of modern Ghana, this is one in a series of portraits of this century's powerful and influential statesmen. Often called the Father of African Nationalism, Nkrumah turned a dream of liberation into a political reality.



King Leopold s Ghost

King Leopold s Ghost Author Adam Hochschild
ISBN-10 0547525737
Release 1999-09-03
Pages 400
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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 population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.



We are Heirs of the World s Revolutions

We are Heirs of the World s Revolutions Author Thomas Sankara
ISBN-10 0873489896
Release 2007
Pages 108
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"Our revolution in Burkina Faso draws on the totality of man's experiences since the first breath of humanity. We wish to be the heirs of all the revolutions of the world, of all the liberation struggles of the peoples of the Third World. We draw the lessons of the American revolution. The French revolution taught us the rights of man. The great October revolution brought victory to the proletariat and made possible the realization of the Paris Commune's dreams of justice."--Thomas Sankara, October 1984 Thomas Sankara led the revolution of 1983 to 1987 in Burkina Faso. In the five speeches contained in this pamphlet, he explains how the peasants and workers of this West African country established a popular revolutionary government and began to fight the hunger, illiteracy and economic backwardness imposed by imperialist domination, and the oppression of women inherited from millennia of class society. In so doing, they have provided an example not only to the workers and small farmers of Africa, but to those of the entire world.



Voices of Liberation

Voices of Liberation Author Leo Zeilig
ISBN-10 9781608466139
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 282
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A perfect introduction to one of the most influential figures in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism.



In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz

In the Footsteps of Mr  Kurtz Author Michela Wrong
ISBN-10 9780061863615
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 368
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Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, 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 population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager. Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young journalist who became the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, highly readable, and as funny as it is tragic, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes in this fascinating story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.



Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara Author Ernest Harsch
ISBN-10 9780821445075
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 160
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Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country’s history and development. An avowed Marxist, he outspokenly asserted his country’s independence from France and other Western powers while at the same time seeking to build a genuine pan-African unity. Ernest Harsch traces Sankara’s life from his student days to his recruitment into the military, early political awakening, and increasing dismay with his country’s extreme poverty and political corruption. As he rose to higher leadership positions, he used those offices to mobilize people for change and to counter the influence of the old, corrupt elites. Sankara and his colleagues initiated economic and social policies that shifted away from dependence on foreign aid and toward a greater use of the country’s own resources to build schools, health clinics, and public works. Although Sankara’s sweeping vision and practical reforms won him admirers both in Burkina Faso and across Africa, a combination of domestic opposition groups and factions within his own government and the army finally led to his assassination in 1987. This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara’s life and struggles, drawing on the author’s extensive firsthand research and reporting on Burkina Faso, including interviews with the late leader. Decades after his death, Sankara remains an inspiration to young people throughout Africa for his integrity, idealism, and dedication to independence and self-determination.