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Radio Congo

23 August 2012 | Media

What is it about the Congo which inspires such great writing? Whether it’s powerful novels (from Heart of Darkness via A Bend in the River to Poisonwood Bible), shocking history (King Leopold’s Ghost to In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz or Dancing in the Glory of Monsters)...

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All Things Must Fight to Live

28 September 2010 | Media

I’ve not yet visited Congo, but it’s certainly on my list. Meanwhile I seem to keep reading books on that troubled country. The latest is Bryan Mealer’s All Things Must Fight to Live which was recommended to me at a Human Rights Watch briefing on Congo I went to a cou...

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to Hellholes and back

29 April 2010 | Media

I read to Hellholes and back, Chuck Thompson’s account of the ‘art of extreme tourism,’ principally because he goes to Congo and I read most things that come up about that country. Chuck decides not to follow Conrad’s miserable haul up the Congo River, but instead end...

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