About 2 1/2  years ago I wrote on this blog a small note in Dutch on a fabulous book on Congo, written by a Flemish author, David van Reybrouck. I enjoyed the book very much, even though part of it is a very sad story indeed. 

The author was able to write in a very captivating style combining detail and the big picture, focusing on ordinary people who lived through it all.  

Now the Washington Post published a review of the English language translation of this book. I do not like to call a book a ‘must’, but this one is highly recommended. 

And, just a little note, I prefer the beautiful cover of the Dutch edition!

congo een geschiedenis

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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