Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Super Savings Item! Save 40% on the Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by PublicAffairs at Dream Africa H. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A ''tremendous,'' ''intrepid'' history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict
A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict in modern times. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, renowned political activist and researcher Jason K. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of how Congo became a failed state that collapsed into a war of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the key perpetrators, many of whom he met personally, and highlights the nature of the political system that brought these people to power, as well as the moral decisions with which the war confronted them. Now updated with a new introduction, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters tells the full story of Africa's Great War.
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