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”

Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism

This is a collection of speeches and articles delivered and written by the late Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) between 1965 and 1971. The book is loaded with consciousness and revolutionary theory which in essence is historical analysis. And like Cabral he believes that all revolutionaries must study and study more history. His analysis was brilliant, sharp and incisive. If more young people could read him maybe his dreams for the black people and the African… Read more“Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism”