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
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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 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
Summary
Chronicles the horrors of the years-long war still raging in the Congo by focusing on the personal stories of those most affected by the conflict
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389897
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Stearns, Jason K
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967.51034
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political violence
  • Ethnic conflict
  • War and society
  • Genocide
  • Massacres
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
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adult
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the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa
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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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Originally published: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxvi, 380 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781610391078
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(pbk.)
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maps
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  • (Sirsi) 13824757
  • 13824757
Label
Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxvi, 380 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781610391078
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13824757
  • 13824757

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