Assassination of Lumumba

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Price
$29.94
Publisher
Verso
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Pages
256
Dimensions
6.22 X 9.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781859844106
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About the Author

Ludo De Witte is a sociologist and a writer. He is author of the Dutch work Crisis in Kongo and has researched two broadcast television documentaries on Patrice Lumumba.

Reviews

"De Witte has assembled a staggering amount of detail to support his allegations of direct government participation in Lumumba's murder."--Washington Post Book World

"De Witte has performed an important service in establishing the facts of Lumumba's last days and Belgium's responsibility for what happened."--New York Review of Books

"De Witte writes without stylish frills or narrative tricks, but this is a vivid and utterly compelling account of a nation strangled at birth by the West."--Ronan Bennett, Los Angeles Times

"De Witte's book, politically passionate as it is, is an unignorable effort to bring the West face to face with its culpability in this entire sad and sanguinary tale."--Richard Bernstein, New York Times

"One Belgian author has triumphed over decades of official obfuscation: Belgium did collude in Patrice Lumumba's assassination ... It raises questions about Western policy in Africa that will reverberate for decades to come."--Michela Wrong, Financial Times

"One should never underestimate the ruthlessness of British gentlemen cradling endangered shares."--Neal Ascherson, London Review of Books

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Whilst the battle for control over the resources of the Congo (now DR Congo) continues today this important book restores Congolese history and saves it from the official version peddled by those directly implicated in the affair."--New Internationalist