Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck: Review

Congo by David van Reybrouck is an expansive history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, from the pre-colonial era to 2010 when the book was first published. The author brings this epic history to life by combining the DRC´s conventional historical narrative with ordinary people´s tales. The book reads like a novel while at the same time it is as rigorous as an academic text. Post independence I particularly found the post independent Congo… Read more“Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck: Review”