King Leopold's Ghost

The Plunder of the Congo and the Twentieth Century's First Great International Human Rights Movement

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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, b ...Continua
Elisabetta
Wrote 10/10/13

I think it's a good history book: it makes you think, it makes you wonder, and of course it leaves you with more questions than when you started.

rogersm
Wrote 12/9/09

Interesting history for a good writer. An introductory text if you're interested in the colonial Congo.


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