Africa south of the Congo
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Africa south of the Congo the record of a course held at Guildhall, London, in February 1968. by Royal African Society.

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Published in [London .
Written in English



  • Africa, Southern.


  • Africa, Southern.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsDT733 .R68
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5342315M
LC Control Number72196320

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“Central Africa was a region without writing, but not without a history. Hundreds, yea thousands of years of human history preceded the arrival of the Europeans. If a heart of darkness existed back then, it was sooner to be found in the ignorance with which white explorers viewed the area than in the area itself.   "Africa's world war", fought in Congo – a country the size of western Europe – sucks in the armies of nine states, along with a bewildering range of militias. More than 5 million people die. The plan of the expedition was to go to Cairo, then to Zanzibar to hire porters, then south of Africa, around the Cape to the mouth of the Congo, up the Congo by Leopold's steamers, branching off at the Aruwimi River. Stanley intended to establish a camp on the Aruwimi, then go east overland through unknown territory to reach Lake Albert and. Thomas’s book covers the despotic evil of people like Leopold, and the sort of contemptuous arrogance of Rhodes – who conquered Rhodesia partly by introducing smallpox-infected blankets as gifts to the Matabele [now Ndebele]. The book brilliantly deconstructs the personalities of these people, and it is, of course, meticulously researched.

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