The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most critical failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia, and ahead of notoriously dysfunctional countries like Sudan, Rwanda, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Hailed as "a monumental history . . . 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.... More Info