Death in the congo murdering patrice lumumba emmanuel gerard bruce kuklick on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers death in the congo is a gripping account of a murder that became one of the defining events in postcolonial african history it is no less the story of the untimely death of a national dream. Death in the congo is a gripping account of a murder that became one of the defining events in postcolonial african history it is no less the story of the untimely death of a national dream a hope filled vision very different from what the war ravaged democratic republic of the congo became in the second half of the twentieth century. Death in the congo murdering patrice lumumba is an eminently readable and absorbing book by emmanuel gerard and bruce kuklick which examines the evidence in a balanced and coherent manner while examining the complex tapestry of the alliances pacts and promises that comprised relations over the congo between lopoldville now kinshasa . Death in the congo murdering patrice lumumba emmanuel gerard and bruce kuklick harvard university press 2015 276 pp illustrations maps reviewed by stephen r weissman. Lumumba endeavoured to offer conciliatory speeches later that day but hell hath no fury like an arch colonial ruler scorned in effect the speech was his death sentence on 17 january 1961 after months of imprisonment in which he was sadistically burned beaten starved and kicked to shreds he was shot along with other nationalist leaders
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