2010. He writes historical fiction, literary non-fiction, novels, poetry, plays and academic texts. Both the Author and his father spent extensive time in the country and experienced events and danger first hand. For David Van Reybrouck the rocket represents Mobutu’s regime: “A parabola of soot. Please try again. Learn more. more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. David Van Reybrouck is de auteur van Congo, Missie, Pleidooi voor populisme, De plaag, etc. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who holds a doctorate from Leiden University. From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. The book was published in multiple languages including Dutch, consists of 680 pages and is available in Hardcover format. Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Brilliant book, covering all aspects of Congo's history, politics and culture. The main characters of this history, non fiction story are , . Free … All very readable with first class writing and insights. He writes historical fiction, literary non-fiction, novels, poetry, plays and academic texts. 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Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo—a finalist for the Cundill Prize—takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people. You may unsubscribe at any time. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2017. Buy david van reybrouck Books at Indigo.ca. The author delves deep to try and explain what went wrong. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 17, 2014. Some parts are very hard to read and make the events of Schindler's List look like a bedtime story in comparison. For particular epochs of the Congolese history there are however better. View all » About the author (2014) David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who holds a doctorate from Leiden University. 348 talking about this. Unable to add item to Wish List. While it is a little lengthy and readers not interested in the Congolese music scene might find themselves skimming some sections, I still give this book a 5/5 and would highly recommend it. Digging and thinking remain his core activities. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ha scritto numerosi libri, ma è con Congo (pubblicato da Feltrinelli nel 2014) che ha ottenuto rinomanza internazionale. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. From there onward into the civil wars and Congo today the book becomes in part a series of interviews and observations. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. Beautifully written (and wonderfully translated) this is an excellent and highly readable introduction to Congolese history. . Prime Cart. Best all in one Congo title... but better works for specific epochs, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2014. Don't get afraid of the sheer size of this volume.. once you start digging in you will be hooked! From the explorer and colonial operator Stanley’s activities until 2010, David Van Reybrouck’s book covers 140 years of life and, it must be said, a horrific amount of death in the Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Thanks. About Congo. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Van 1885 tot 1908 werd het land bestierd door koning Leopold II, die een fortuin verdiende met de exploitatie van rubber. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people. Bravo. Thoroughly researched and engaging. The best book on DRC? I couldn't put it down. I have not yet got enough to read it through. No Kindle device required. David Van Reybrouck (Bruges, 1971) read archaeology and philosophy at the universities of Leuven and Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Leiden. A History’ a book by David Van Reybrouck ( 2010 De Bezige Bij Publishing Amsterdam). Skip to main content.sg. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the most enthralling book I have ever read. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Thank you. The mix of first-person reporting and historical narrative makes for a very engaging read. Refreshing because the accounts are given by the Congolese themselves. Try. David Van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of this devastated nation from the beginnings of the slave trade through the arrival of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the ivory and rubber booms, colonization, the struggle for independence, and the three decades of Mobutu's brutal rule. The book reads like a novel while at the same time it is as rigorous as an academic text. Books. 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. Almost as epic as the history of its subtitle, ‘Congo’ is a thrilling and informative read. Research (through interviews, conversations or in archives) feeds his stories and plays a vital role in the shape they take. In 2013 verscheen zijn essay Tegen verkiezingen. 1 likes. Through his books The Plague (2001) and Congo (2010) he By David van Reybrouck Congo: The Epic History Of A People [Hardcover], Informative and entertaining introduction to Congolese history. David Grégoire Van Reybrouck (born 11 September 1971, in Bruges) is a Belgian cultural historian, archaeologist and author. David Van Reybrouck beschrijft voor het eerst de verbijsterende geschiedenis van Congo, van ruim voor de komst van de ontdekkingsreiziger Stanley tot en met de invloed van China in de laatste tien jaar en de recente economische crisis. View all » About the author (2014) David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who studied in Leuven and Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Leiden University. by David Van Reybrouck On Sale: 03/25/2014 Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. . 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From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. The author master the art of combining well-researched historical facts with a human touch on each chalter. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2018. Moreover, he is the founder of the G1000 project in Belgium, a platform for democratic innovation and inclusive participatory politics. In 2013 verscheen zijn essay Tegen verkiezingen. . Skip to main content.ca Try Prime Hello, Sign in. The pre-Mobutu part (60% of the book) is as good as you will find, with the chapters covering the process of independence to Mobutu taking full control the notably highlight in writing, research scope and narrative. Imagine newspaper clippings compiled in order: 1870 -> 2010. He writes historical fiction, literary non-fiction, novels, poetry, plays and academic texts. Both the Author and his father spent extensive time in the country and experienced events and danger first hand. For David Van Reybrouck the rocket represents Mobutu’s regime: “A parabola of soot. Please try again. Learn more. more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. David Van Reybrouck is de auteur van Congo, Missie, Pleidooi voor populisme, De plaag, etc. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who holds a doctorate from Leiden University. From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. The book was published in multiple languages including Dutch, consists of 680 pages and is available in Hardcover format. Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Brilliant book, covering all aspects of Congo's history, politics and culture. The main characters of this history, non fiction story are , . Free … All very readable with first class writing and insights. He writes historical fiction, literary non-fiction, novels, poetry, plays and academic texts. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe, Patrice Lumumba: The Life and Legacy of the Pan-African Politician Who Became Congo’s First Prime Minister, The Highly Sensitive: How to Stop Emotional Overload, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Energy. A brilliant piece of writing. Would you recommend this product to a friend? David Van Reybrouck's Congo: ... David Grégoire Van Reybrouck is a Belgian cultural historian, archaeologist and author. Free Pickup in as Little as Three Hours, Free shipping on orders over $35. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo—a finalist for the Cundill Prize—takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people. You may unsubscribe at any time. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2017. Buy david van reybrouck Books at Indigo.ca. The author delves deep to try and explain what went wrong. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 17, 2014. Some parts are very hard to read and make the events of Schindler's List look like a bedtime story in comparison. For particular epochs of the Congolese history there are however better. View all » About the author (2014) David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who holds a doctorate from Leiden University. 348 talking about this. Unable to add item to Wish List. While it is a little lengthy and readers not interested in the Congolese music scene might find themselves skimming some sections, I still give this book a 5/5 and would highly recommend it. Digging and thinking remain his core activities. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ha scritto numerosi libri, ma è con Congo (pubblicato da Feltrinelli nel 2014) che ha ottenuto rinomanza internazionale. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. From there onward into the civil wars and Congo today the book becomes in part a series of interviews and observations. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. Beautifully written (and wonderfully translated) this is an excellent and highly readable introduction to Congolese history. . Prime Cart. Best all in one Congo title... but better works for specific epochs, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2014. Don't get afraid of the sheer size of this volume.. once you start digging in you will be hooked! From the explorer and colonial operator Stanley’s activities until 2010, David Van Reybrouck’s book covers 140 years of life and, it must be said, a horrific amount of death in the Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Thanks. About Congo. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Van 1885 tot 1908 werd het land bestierd door koning Leopold II, die een fortuin verdiende met de exploitatie van rubber. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people. Bravo. Thoroughly researched and engaging. The best book on DRC? I couldn't put it down. I have not yet got enough to read it through. No Kindle device required. David Van Reybrouck (Bruges, 1971) read archaeology and philosophy at the universities of Leuven and Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Leiden. A History’ a book by David Van Reybrouck ( 2010 De Bezige Bij Publishing Amsterdam). Skip to main content.sg. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the most enthralling book I have ever read. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Thank you. The mix of first-person reporting and historical narrative makes for a very engaging read. Refreshing because the accounts are given by the Congolese themselves. Try. David Van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of this devastated nation from the beginnings of the slave trade through the arrival of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the ivory and rubber booms, colonization, the struggle for independence, and the three decades of Mobutu's brutal rule. The book reads like a novel while at the same time it is as rigorous as an academic text. Books. 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. Almost as epic as the history of its subtitle, ‘Congo’ is a thrilling and informative read. Research (through interviews, conversations or in archives) feeds his stories and plays a vital role in the shape they take. In 2013 verscheen zijn essay Tegen verkiezingen. 1 likes. Through his books The Plague (2001) and Congo (2010) he By David van Reybrouck Congo: The Epic History Of A People [Hardcover], Informative and entertaining introduction to Congolese history. David Grégoire Van Reybrouck (born 11 September 1971, in Bruges) is a Belgian cultural historian, archaeologist and author. David Van Reybrouck beschrijft voor het eerst de verbijsterende geschiedenis van Congo, van ruim voor de komst van de ontdekkingsreiziger Stanley tot en met de invloed van China in de laatste tien jaar en de recente economische crisis. View all » About the author (2014) David Van Reybrouck is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, and poet who studied in Leuven and Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Leiden University. by David Van Reybrouck On Sale: 03/25/2014 Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. . The first edition of the novel was published in 2010, and was written by David Van Reybrouck. ― David Van Reybrouck, Congo: The Epic History of a People. Congo David Van Reybrouck, Sam Garrett No preview available - 2014. We are spared the usual narrative written by the likes of Stanley and Belgian missionaries. Offer valid for new subscribers only. Congo: Reybrouck, David van: Amazon.sg: Books. I have been living in DRC for 4 years and I totally see the reminiscence of some traces of character and the psyche of a very complex country with a terrible past and a constant crave to move forward on spite of the many adversities.. . . 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. David van Reybrouck (1971), uno dei più importanti intellettuali in Belgio, è ricercatore, giornalista, poeta. La SAPE is a cultural underground youth movement in Kinshasha; sapeurs dressing up, changing costumes and looks, changing identities…3 times a day, and that’s just before lunch. 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