by David van Reybrouck - £12.99 HarperCollins Publishers (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780007562930 | ISBN 10: 0007562934
This gripping epic tells the story of one of the world’s most critical failed nation-states: the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Interweaving his own family’s history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals – charismatic dictators, feuding warlords, child soldiers, and many in the African diaspora of Europe and China – Van Reybrouck offers a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective and returning a nation’s history to its people.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2015)