King Leopold’s Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
by Adam Hochschild
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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WINNER IN 1999 OF DUFF COOPER PRICES”Brilliantthis book must be read and re-read’ Neal Ascherson’.A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by the holocaust in Africa, which left millions dead.Thunderous denunciations of the loudspeaker of platforms around WE and EuropeAn open letter to La Fois was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs.Viscount de Gris, of Great Britain, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, said that none of the overseas question had so intensely awakened the British public of 30 years oldConan Doyle wrote a pamphlet about Congo atrocities that sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone.Yet, today, not one person in a thousand can say what it was all about, unless, of course, they read this amazing book.Tariq Ali, Financial Times’ Fascinatingbrilliant and exciting, from “Mail on Sunday”, An exemplary achievement in the history of writing: urgent, lively and convincing’ Revue Littéraire
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