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Book Review: Congo, The Epic History of a People

Congo: The Epic History of a People by [Van Reybrouck, David]

Congo is an “up close and personal” kind of history book weaving anecdotes about people interviewed by the author into the timeline of Belgium’s former colony that was truly illuminating, though a bit uneven, which may be due to limits on his source material. Reading the book for research, I was most interested in the Katangan Secession, but found treatment of that period pretty thin. Van Reybrouck’s personal connection to the country comes through in the writing (his father worked on the railroads there) and I have to thank him for discovering the title of my next novel in his book. (4 of 5 Stars)

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