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The Resource Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns

Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns

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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa
Title
Dancing in the glory of monsters
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the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa
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Jason K. Stearns
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Language
eng
Summary
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 and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it. He depicts village pastors who survived massacres, the child soldier assassin of President Kabila, a female Hutu activist who relives the hunting and methodical extermination of fellow refugees, and key architects of the war that became as great a disaster as - and was a direct consequence of - the genocide in neighboring Rwanda. Through their stories, he tries to understand why such mass violence made sense, and why stability has been so elusive. Through their voices, and an astonishing wealth of knowledge and research, Stearns chronicles the political, social, and moral decay of the Congolese State. - Publisher description
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DLC
Dewey number
967.51034
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658.26
LC item number
.S74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns
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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
  • Understanding the violence -- Prewar. The legacy of genocide ; Aiding and abetting ; A country in ruins ; Six days ; Onion layers ; Mzee -- The first war. Many wars in one ; The dominoes fall ; A thousand miles through the jungle ; This is how you fight ; A wounded leopard ; The King is Dead, long live the King -- The second war. One war too many ; The rebel professor ; The rebel start-up ; Cain and Abel ; Sorcerers' apprentices ; The assassination of Mzee ; Paying for the war -- Neither war nor peace. The bearer of eggs -- The Congo, on its own terms
  • Introduction : understanding the violence -- pt. 1. Prewar. The legacy of genocide ; Aiding and abetting ; A country in ruins ; Six days ; Onion layers ; Mzee -- pt. 2. The first war. Many wars in one ; The dominoes fall ; A thousand miles through the jungle ; This is how you fight ; A wounded leopard ; The King is dead, long live the King -- pt. 3. The second war. One way too many ; The rebel professor ; The rebel start-up ; Cain and Abel ; Sorcerers' apprentices ; The assassination of Mzee ; Paying for the war -- pt. 4. Neither war nor peace. The bearer of eggs -- Conclusion : the Congo, on its own terms
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13749802
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25 cm.
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xii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781586489298
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(hbk.)
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2010043075
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) PALM352358
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