Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader

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Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader

Lumumba Africa s Lost Leader Patrice Lumumba is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement After his murder in he became an icon of anti imperialist struggle His picture was brandished on demonstrati

  • Title: Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader
  • Author: Leo Zeilig
  • ISBN: 9781905791026
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Patrice Lumumba is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement After his murder in 1961 he became an icon of anti imperialist struggle His picture was brandished on demonstrations in the 1960s across the world along with Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh.

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    1. Fleur on said:

      Super interesting, especially since the book follows clearly the transformation of Lumumba's views and actions over time. The writing was a little messy at times, so that could have been better. But this is a nice short introduction that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about struggles for independence and anti-colonialism.

    2. Dan on said:

      This book starts in the 1860's with the Belgians first exploring the Congo and when I saw that I was like "damn how are we going to cover 100 years in 150 pages?". Sure enough, this moves at warp speed, and sometimes even pulls the reader back to further explore events that were already covered. I was kind of thrown by that, but eventually came across the sentence "During Congo's revolution time became a remarkably fluid concept." and when you start to grasp how quickly things moved for Lumumba [...]

    3. Chronics on said:

      This is a fairly quick and easy book to read.It is largely a summary of the life of Patrice Lumumba, never really going into any real detail about his politics or life. Overall it was not a bad book, but there are numerous grammatical errors made either through bad editing or issues with translation. If you have heard of Patrice Lumumba, but do not really know who he is, this will give you a brief introduction.It starts by looking at legacy of Belgian colonialism and the environment Lumumba was [...]

    4. D on said:

      With a seething incrimination of colonialism and the behavior of the Belgians, this book struck me as a interrogative look at the motives of the USA as well as the UK. The Congolese hero, Lumumba, lives on in the telling of his story."Religion makes you grovel as it emancipates you. And then it offers you salvation: the better world it holds out to you is a sham, but the religious authorities most necessarily teach that it can be entered through your merits regardless of the colour of your skin. [...]

    5. Sicofonia on said:

      This little book is a good introduction to Patrice Lumumba's life and deeds. Although far from being an authoritative work about Lumumba, it manages to offer an insight on the main personal aspects of him.His evolution from being a moderate nationalist into a revolutionary, and his eventual demise and murder is covered briefly and succinctly.I'd say this is a good biography, all the more since there seems to be few English biographies out there. As this one draws a lot from more comprehensive wo [...]

    6. Daniel on said:

      Good intro book. References several great pieces for future reading if you are interested.

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