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The Assassination of Lumumba

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The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo de Witte

Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of the Republic of Congo and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered on 17 January 1961. Democratically elected to lead the Mouvement National Congolais, the party he founded in 1958, Lumumba was at the centre of the country's growing popular defiance of the colonial rule of oppression imposed by Belgium. When, in June 1960, independence was finally won, his unscheduled speech at the official ceremonies in Kinshasa received a standing ovation and made him a hero to millions. Always a threat to those who sought to maintain a covert imperialist hand over the country, however, he became within months the victim of an insidious plot and was arrested and subsequently tortured and executed. This book unravels the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination since it perpetration.

This book is in very good condition but with a rather faded spine.



Item details

Author(s):
de Witte, Ludo
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1859846181
ISBN-13:
9781859846186
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Assassination of Lumumba

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The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo de Witte

Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of the Republic of Congo and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered on 17 January 1961. Democratically elected to lead the Mouvement National Congolais, the party he founded in 1958, Lumumba was at the centre of the country's growing popular defiance of the colonial rule of oppression imposed by Belgium. When, in June 1960, independence was finally won, his unscheduled speech at the official ceremonies in Kinshasa received a standing ovation and made him a hero to millions. Always a threat to those who sought to maintain a covert imperialist hand over the country, however, he became within months the victim of an insidious plot and was arrested and subsequently tortured and executed. This book unravels the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination since it perpetration.

This book is in very good condition but with a rather faded spine.



Author(s):
de Witte, Ludo
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1859846181
ISBN-13:
9781859846186
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Assassination of Lumumba

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