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The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.
Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his friends of an experience in the British Congo where he once ran a river steamer for a trading company. He tells of the ivory traders' cruel exploitation of the natives there. Chief among these is a greedy and treacherous European named Kurtz, a man who has used savagery to obtain semi-divine power over the natives. While Marlow tries to get Kurtz back down the river, Kurtz tries to justify his actions and motions,...
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Fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya. Her mother found work as a maid for a family headed by Roland Greyhill. But the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. After her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City's local gang. A job for the Goondas brings Tina...
Estranged couple Lewis and Helen Burke gain insights into the meaning of life and their marriage after Lewis's plane is forced to make an emergency landing in the Congo and he escapes into the rain forest to escape capture by rebels, and Helen defies authorities by setting off, along with her seven-year-old blind son, to find him.
Ape quartet volume 1
Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.
Dirk and Steele detective agency volume 7
"Duty called Dr. Rikki Kinn to the Congo. One of the world's top virus hunters working for the CDC, she is on a mission to investigate a deadly new plague. But there are those determined to stop her--at any price. Shape-shifter Amiri was born in this land of untamed splendor. Here he woke with the sun and raced as the cheetah...until he was kidnapped and subjected to terrible experiments by the evil Consortium. Now his colleagues and brothers in Dirk...
"The Democratic Republic of Congo, the second-largest country in Africa by area, has had a fractured and bloody history, variously undone by decades of colonialism, civil war, corruption, and totalitarian rule. In this comprehensive graphic history, author and illustrator Edmund Trueman explores the fractious story of Congo. The country has played a crucial role in the economic growth of the Global North, but has suffered immensely in doing so. From...
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they...
Contains the dramatic text from Lynn Nottage's play, depicting a brothel in the Democratic Republic of Congo run by Mama Nadi who sells women's bodies to government soldiers and rebel forces; and includes music lyrics and notation, Swahili translations, and photographs.
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