Democratic Republic of the Congo Reading

TransConflict recommends the following books for those interested in learning more about the history, politics and culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Literature and First-Hand Accounts

A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman
– by Zainab Salbi
In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo – by Michela Wrong

Academic and Policy-Oriented

Dancing In The Glory Of Monsters – by Jason Stearns
King Leopold’s Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism – by Adam Hochschild
Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World’s Deadliest Place – by Peter Eichstaedt

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