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The Resource Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling

Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling

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Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed
Title
Congo stories
Title remainder
battling five centuries of exploitation and greed
Statement of responsibility
John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling
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Language
eng
Summary
"For five centuries, right up to the present, Americans and Europeans have benefited enormously from an astonishing history of exploitation of the people and natural resources of a country in the heart of Africa; the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of Congo are fighting back, risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And human rights movements led by young people in the US and Europe are supporting those Congolese change-makers. As a result, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing. Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo in order to better understand that history and to document stories of Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country and young Congolese overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and care for their families. Through Gosling's photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, Congo Stories provides windows into the people, the challenges, and the possibilities that are impacting the course of Congo's destiny."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1963-
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Prendergast, John
Dewey number
967.5103
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658
LC item number
.P74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1979-
  • 1980-
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  • Bafilemba, Fidel
  • Souleymane, Soraya Aziz
  • Eggers, Dave
  • Namegabe, Chouchou
  • Ilus, Sam
  • Gosling, Ryan
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  • Resource curse
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Economic history
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Politics and government
  • Resource curse
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
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Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Soraya Aziz Souleymane -- Why Congo? -- The story of the Kongo Kingdom : before and after the Europeans landed -- How Congo helped build America and Europe : following the money and greed for five centuries -- A den of highly armed thieves -- Africa's first World War : reverberations from Rwanda's genocide -- Road to Congo by Ryan Gosling -- Crimes against humanity : ground zero -- Life today in one part of Congo -- Congo responds to the onslaught : the whistle for change -- Davids and Goliaths : global rights activists vs. the war profiteers -- Steve Jobs and conflict minerals : Apple and corporate-driven change -- War crimes shouldn't pay : lessons from Al Capone to al-Qaeda -- Vanquishing the vampires : what you can do -- Counting myths and stereotypes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781455584642
Lccn
2018021726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039187543
  • 1735858
  • (OCoLC)on1039187543
Label
Congo stories : battling five centuries of exploitation and greed, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba ; foreword by Soriya Aziz Souleymane ; postscript by Dave Eggers ; afterword by Chouchou Namegabe ; iIllustrations by Sam Ilus ; photographs by Ryan Gosling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Soraya Aziz Souleymane -- Why Congo? -- The story of the Kongo Kingdom : before and after the Europeans landed -- How Congo helped build America and Europe : following the money and greed for five centuries -- A den of highly armed thieves -- Africa's first World War : reverberations from Rwanda's genocide -- Road to Congo by Ryan Gosling -- Crimes against humanity : ground zero -- Life today in one part of Congo -- Congo responds to the onslaught : the whistle for change -- Davids and Goliaths : global rights activists vs. the war profiteers -- Steve Jobs and conflict minerals : Apple and corporate-driven change -- War crimes shouldn't pay : lessons from Al Capone to al-Qaeda -- Vanquishing the vampires : what you can do -- Counting myths and stereotypes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781455584642
Lccn
2018021726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039187543
  • 1735858
  • (OCoLC)on1039187543

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