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Congo

Congo

Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0062200127
Pages: 656
Year: 2015-02-17
From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo—a finalist for the Cundill Prize—takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people.
Chaos debout à Kinshasa

Chaos debout à Kinshasa

Author:
Publisher: Glénat BD
ISBN: 2331019789
Pages: 112
Year: 2016-02-17
Les dessous d’un combat de légende, où tous les coups sont permis... 1974. Ernest, petit voyou de Harlem, navigue de combine en combine pour rembourser une dette à de dangereux malfaiteurs. Grâce à un concours organisé sur une radio privée, il gagne un voyage pour assister au « combat du siècle » entre Mohammed Ali et George Foreman, à Kinshasa ! Une aubaine pour Ernest qui va pouvoir se mettre au vert et renouer avec ses racines auprès de ses « frères africains ». Mais il est loin d’imaginer dans quel état se trouve le Zaïre au plus fort de la guerre froide... Dirigé d’une main de fer par le président-dictateur Mobutu, gangréné par la corruption, le pays est devenu un véritable nid d’espions et de politiciens véreux. Des individus sans scrupule qui n’ont rien à envier aux pires truands de Harlem... Dans ce passionnant roman graphique, Thierry Bellefroid et Barly Baruti nous font découvrir des dessous d’un événement médiatique historique. Ne se contentant pas de relater cet épisode connu de tous, ils en profitent pour nous éclairer sur le contexte de l’époque, imaginant comment la guerre froide s’est invitée sur cette page de l’histoire du sport...
Contre les élections

Contre les élections

Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 233002942X
Pages: 218
Year: 2014-02-26T00:00:00+01:00
Depuis plusieurs années, David Van Reybrouck, auteur de Congo, Une histoire (Prix Médicis Essai 2012) s’intéresse de près à la vie politique de son pays, la Belgique, et notamment à la question de la participation des citoyens à la gestion du pays. Et si c’étaient les élections qui mettaient en péril la démocratie ? Ses réflexions ainsi que les solutions qu’il propose tombent à pic au moment où l’on prépare en France les élections municipales.
Against Elections

Against Elections

Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609808118
Pages: 208
Year: 2018-04-17
A small book with great weight and urgency to it, this is both a history of democracy and a clarion call for change. "Without drastic adjustment, this system cannot last much longer," writes Van Reybrouck, regarded today as one of Europe's most astute thinkers. "If you look at the decline in voter turnout and party membership, and at the way politicians are held in contempt, if you look at how difficult it is to form governments, how little they can do and how harshly they are punished for it, if you look at how quickly populism, technocracy and anti-parliamentarianism are rising, if you look at how more and more citizens are longing for participation and how quickly that desire can tip over into frustration, then you realize we are up to our necks." Not so very long ago, the great battles of democracy were fought for the right to vote. Now, Van Reybrouck writes, "it's all about the right to speak, but in essence it's the same battle, the battle for political emancipation and for democratic participation. We must decolonize democracy. We must democratize democracy." As history, Van Reybrouck makes the compelling argument that modern democracy was designed as much to preserve the rights of the powerful and keep the masses in line, as to give the populace a voice. As change-agent, Against Elections makes the argument that there are forms of government, what he terms sortitive or deliberative democracy, that are beginning to be practiced around the world, and can be the remedy we seek. In Iceland, for example, deliberative democracy was used to write the new constitution. A group of people were chosen by lot, educated in the subject at hand, and then were able to decide what was best, arguably, far better than politicians would have. A fascinating, and workable idea has led to a timely book to remind us that our system of government is a flexible instrument, one that the people have the power to change.
Histoire, Monde et Cultures religieuses. N-25. Les religions dans les sociétés coloniales (1850-1950)

Histoire, Monde et Cultures religieuses. N-25. Les religions dans les sociétés coloniales (1850-1950)

Author: PRUDHOMME Claude
Publisher: KARTHALA Editions
ISBN: 2811109285
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-05-29
Dossier dirigé par Claude Prudhomme, avec les contributions de Philippe Delisle, Jean Pirotte, Oissila Saaïdia. La décision de mettre au programme des concours destinés au recrutement des enseignants d’histoire (Capes et agrégation) l’étude des sociétés coloniales entre 1850 et 1950 s’inscrit dans un mouvement international pour reprendre l’étude du fait colonial à partir de nouvelles approches. Le succès rencontré dans le monde anglo-saxon et dans les pays de langue française par les post-colonial studies ou études postcoloniales n’y est sans doute pas étranger. Mais il ne faudrait pas y voir un simple effet de mode. La colonisation a constitué une étape essentielle dans la globalisation et l’Empire britannique a été le premier exemple d’un système monde. Le choix des sociétés coloniales souligne en outre la volonté de mettre au centre de l’étude les hommes et les femmes qui ont vécu dans cette configuration historique particulière. La question invite à réfléchir à tous les domaines de leur existence individuelle ou collective, en particulier dans leur dimension religieuse. C’est à un bilan des travaux consacrés aux religions dans les colonies que ce dossier s’attache avant de présenter trois configurations différentes : les sociétés créoles insulaires (Antilles et Mascareignes), le Congo belge, les mondes musulmans sous colonisation britannique et française. Table des matières Philippe Martin e Claude Prudhomme, Editorial I. Les religions dans les sociétés coloniales (1850-1950) 1. Claude Prudhomme, État des lieux 2. Documents 3. Philippe Delisle, Christianisation et créolisation dans la Caraïbe à l’époque contemporaine 4. Claude Prudhomme, D’autres voies pour la créolisation : Les Mascareignes 5. Oissila Saaïdia, Islam et ordre colonial dans les empires britannique et français : Entre collaboration et contestation 6. Jean Pirotte, L’Afrique centrale ex-belge 7. Flavien Nkay Malu, La société coloniale à Ipamu (Congo belge) vers 1920 II. Varia 1. Cécile Campergue, Le bouddhisme tibétain en France III. Chroniques 1. L’ISERL prend en charge HMC. Mais qu’est ce que l’ISERL ? IV. Lectures 1. Rémy Madinier, L’Indonésie entre démocratie et islam intégral, Histoire du parti Masjumi (1945-1960) 2. Jean-Marie Bouron, Évangélisation parallèle et configurations croisées. Histoire comparative de la christianisation du Centre-Volta et du Nord-Ghana (1945-1960), 3. Seth Andriamanalina Rasolondraibe, Le ministère de berger dans les églises protestantes à Madagascar, de la fin du XIXe à nos jours. Tensions et compromis, entre mouvements de Réveil, institutions protestantes et religions traditionnelles 4. Julien Zossou, La formation du clergé du Dahomey/ Bénin de 1914 à nos jours 5. Lussunzi Vita Mbala, La société Kongo face à la colonisation portugaise (1885-1961). Un peuple en mouvement et une culture en mutation, 6. Véronique Lecaros,L’Église catholique face aux Évangéliques- Le cas du Pérou
The Great Regression

The Great Regression

Author: Heinrich Geiselberger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509522395
Pages: 220
Year: 2017-05-11
We are living through a period of dramatic political change – Brexit, the election of Trump, the rise of extreme right movements in Europe and elsewhere, the resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia and a concerted assault on the liberal values and ideals associated with cosmopolitanism and globalization. Suddenly we find ourselves in a world that few would have imagined possible just a few years ago, a world that seems to many to be a move backwards. How can we make sense of these dramatic developments and how should we respond to them? Are we witnessing a worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some kind of populist authoritarianism? This timely volume brings together some of the world's greatest minds to analyse and seek to understand the forces behind this 'great regression'. Writers from across disciplines and countries, including Paul Mason, Pankaj Mishra, Slavoj Zizek, Zygmunt Bauman, Arjun Appadurai, Wolfgang Streeck and Eva Illouz, grapple with our current predicament, framing it in a broader historical context, discussing possible future trajectories and considering ways that we might combat this reactionary turn. The Great Regression is a key intervention that will be of great value to all those concerned about recent developments and wondering how best to respond to this unprecedented challenge to the very core of liberal democracy and internationalism across the world today. For more information, see: www.thegreatregression.eu
Congo Inc.

Congo Inc.

Author: In Koli Jean Bofane
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253031915
Pages: 200
Year: 2018-02-02
To the sound of machine gun fire and the smell of burning flesh, award-winning author In Koli Jean Bofane leads readers on a perilous, satirical journey through the civil conflict and political instability that have been the logical outcome of generations of rapacious multinational corporate activity, corrupt governance, widespread civil conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation in Africa. Isookanga, a Congolese Pygmy, grows up in a small village with big dreams of becoming rich. His vision of the world is shaped by his exploits in Raging Trade, an online game where he seizes control of the world's natural resources by any means possible: high-tech weaponry, slavery, and even genocide. Isookanga leaves his sleepy village to make his fortune in the pulsating capital Kinshasa, where he joins forces with street children, warlords, and a Chinese victim of globalization in this blistering novel about capitalism, colonialism, and the world haunted by the ghosts of Bismarck and Leopold II. Told with just enough levity to make it truly heartbreaking, Congo Inc. is a searing tale about ecological, political, and economic failure.
Zinc

Zinc

Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330071698
Pages: 77
Year: 2016-11-02T00:00:00+01:00
À travers l’histoire d’un minuscule territoire resté neutre jusqu’en 1919 et le destin de l’un de ses habitants, qui changea cinq fois de nationalité au cours de sa vie, David Van Reybrouck nous invite à la réflexion sur la fin d’une utopie européenne, le retour des frontières et les dangers de la résurgence des nationalismes.
King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525737
Pages: 400
Year: 1999-09-03
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, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million—all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo—too long forgotten—onto the conscience of the West.
Congo, Une histoire

Congo, Une histoire

Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330013698
Pages: 708
Year: 2012-09-12T00:00:00+02:00
De la période précoloniale aux années 2008-2009 (la fin de Mobutu et la guerre civile), en passant par l’exploration de Stanley (1870), cette histoire du Congo n’avait jamais été écrite. Se fondant sur un travail de documentation époustouflant et des mois d’enquête parfois rocambolesque, voire périlleuse, David Van Reybrouck prend tour à tour la plume du romancier, du journaliste et du dramaturge pour raconter ce pays avec une inlassable curiosité, une ingénieuse rigueur et un réel courage. Il signe un essai total, une somme extrêmement riche, un livre de référence mais aussi un hymne jubilatoire à l’extraordinaire vitalité de tout un peuple qui a déjà passionné plus de 300 000 lecteurs aux Pays-Bas et dans les Flandres.
La paix ça s'apprend

La paix ça s'apprend

Author: David Van Reybrouck, Thomas D'Ansembourg
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 2330076614
Pages: 84
Year: 2017-01-04T00:00:00+01:00
À la suite des attentats de Paris et Bruxelles, David Van Reybrouck, écrivain, anthropologue et archéologue, rencontre son ami Thomas d’Ansembourg, psychothérapeute, auteur d’ouvrages sur le développement personnel et formateur en communication non violente. Pour eux, le constat est clair : face au déferlement d’actes guerriers et barbares, appeler la paix de ses vœux ne suffit pas, il faut la préparer, la construire à l’intérieur de nous-mêmes et dans nos structures sociales.
Sermon on the Fall of Rome

Sermon on the Fall of Rome

Author: Jerome Ferrari
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 162365727X
Pages: 208
Year: 2016-02-09
This sweeping generational novel, which spans the 20th century, begins with an old man considering a photograph of his long-dead siblings and mother. His bitterness about his family, with its absent father and far older brothers and sisters, is painful to him still. Yet this familial bitterness pales when compared with his profound irritation at the recent disappearance of the highly skilled barmistress Hayet from his local bar. She was, after all, a woman who knew how to make a fine home away from home for her patrons--even for lonely ones like Marcel. A succession of would-be barmen and hostesses descends on the Corsican bar in the hopes of taking Hayet's place, with disastrous and often hilarious results. But then Marcel's illegitimate grandson Matthieu and his streetwise best friend Libero return from the Parisian university where they had been studying philosophy and decide to have a go at running the bar themselves. Initially the lifelong friends are a great success, but as reality increasingly intrudes on their idyll, they begin to see before their very eyes that St. Augustine's observation that all empires must inevitably crumble applies as much to village bars as it did to the ancient Romans.
The Tears of the Black Man

The Tears of the Black Man

Author: Alain Mabanckou
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253035864
Pages: 86
Year: 2018-07-11
In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United States as it has been shaped by slavery, colonialism, and their legacy today. Without ignoring the injustices and prejudice still facing blacks, he distances himself from resentment and victimhood, arguing that focusing too intensely on the crimes of the past is limiting. Instead, it is time to ask: Now what? Embracing the challenges faced by ethnic minority communities today, The Tears of the Black Man looks to the future, choosing to believe that the history of Africa has yet to be written and seeking a path toward affirmation and reconciliation.
The Crime of the Congo

The Crime of the Congo

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: New York, Doubleday
ISBN:
Pages: 126
Year: 1909

The Black Terrorist

The Black Terrorist

Author: Tierno Monenembo
Publisher:
ISBN: 1937306364
Pages: 162
Year: 2015-12-31
The Black Terrorist is a fictional account built around the true, extraordinary, but little-known story of Addi BA. Addi BA was born in Guinea about 1916, brought to France in the late 1930s, and became a riflemen in the Twelfth Regiment de Tirailleurs SEnEgalais (African soldiers from French colonies) fighting for France during World War II. Captured after the Battle of the Meuse, Addi escapes from German forces, wanders in the forests, before finding refuge in a village in the Vosges, where he encounters the French Resistance and becomes a leader of a Resistance network. However, Addi is captured, tortured, and executed in December 1943. His military exploits against the Germans earned him the name "the black terrorist." The story of Addi BA is told sixty years later from a number of perspectives, though largely from Germaine Tergoresse, who was a young girl during the war, now eighty years old relating her memories to BA's nephew. But who betrayed Addi BA? One of its many lovers? A professional collaborator? Or just the rivalry between the Tergoresses and the Rapennes, two families who have been feuding since the First World War? This African and Muslim fighter of Free France was awarded the Medal of the Resistance in 2003, sixty years after his execution. The Black Terrorist (Le terroriste noir) was awarded the Erckmann-Chatrian Prize in 2012, and both the Palatine Grand Prize and the Ahmadou-Kourouma Prize in 2013.