Congo reading and watching list

To understand more about the complex history of DRC, here is a sampling of books or films (in no particular order):

  • Through The Dark Continent, by Henry Morton Stanley (1878)
  • Five Years With The Congo Cannibals, Herbert Ward (1890)
  • Remote People, by Evelyn Waugh (1931)
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (1899)
  • Burnt-Out Case, by Graham Greene (1961)
  • The Catastrophist, Ronan Bennett (1998)
  • African Trio, Georges Simenon, (1979)
  • The African Dream - The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo, Che Guevara (2000)
  • The State of Africa, by Martin Meredith (2005)
  • The Shackled Continent, by Robert Guest (2004)
  • A Bend In The River, VS Naipaul (1979)
  • Congo: the Epic History of a People, by David van Reybrouck (2014)
  • Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, by Jason Stearns
  • Before the Birth of the Moon, by Valentin Y Mudimbe
  • Coltan, by Michael Nest
  • Blood River - A Journey To Africa's Broken Heart, by Tim Butcher
  • The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Health for All: The Vanga Story, by Dan Fountain

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Many good resources on “Break the Silence: Congo Week” site