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This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River/5(). King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa () is a best-selling popular history book by Adam Hochschild that explores the exploitation of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium between and , as well as Author: Adam Hochschild. Read this book on Questia. The Belgian Congo - 2nd Edition by Ruth Slade, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Belgian Congo (). In , the Congo became an independent nation after decades of being a Belgian colony. The new government killed many foreigners as a retribution for crimes committed against Congolese people by the Belgians. Fearing for their lives, Tamar’s family left the Congo in and returned to the United States.
Dr. Ruth Slade published this booklet as a report on her visit to the Congo while preparing a longer study on the Belgian Congo. This booklet was published under the auspices of the Institute of Race Relations, which funded Slade's trip with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation /5(4). As Adam Hochschild's disturbing new book on the Belgian Congo makes clear, however, Kurtz was based on several historical figures, and the horror Conrad described was all too real. In fact, Hochschild suggests, "Heart of Darkness" stands as a remarkably "precise and detailed" portrait of King Leopold's Congo in , just as one of history's. Books set in Belgian Congo: [Heart of Darkness, Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction, A Burnt-Out Case, An Outpost of Progress, The Dawn. The Belgian Congo Mysteries series takes the reader in the s deep in fascinating Congo. What makes the series unique is the fact that the author herself was born and raised in Congo and she has the ability to immerse the reader in that amazing land.
The Republic of the Congo, originally a French colony, is sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville - as opposed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (known from to as Zaire) which is often called Congo-Kinshasa, originally a Belgian colony. Brazzaville's population is less than a . Whether called the "Congo Free State," or "Zaire," or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country remains perilously unstable. The Troubled Heart of Africa is the only book to give a complete history of the Congo, filling in the blanks in the country's history before the advent of Henry Stanley, David Livingstone, King Leopold, and other. Was Belgium's King Leopold II a mass murderer on a par with Hitler or a greedy despot who turned a blind eye to a few excesses? A new book has ignited a furious row in a country coming to grips Author: Guardian Staff. This book attempts to fill this gap. Belgium and the Congo, – examines the effects of colonialism on the domestic politics, diplomacy and economics of Belgium, from - when King Leopold II began the country's expansionist enterprises in Africa - to the s, well after the Congo's independence in June of Author: Guy Vanthemsche.