Congo: The Epic History of a People

By award-winning Belgian author David van Reybrouck, first published in Dutch in 2010 but now available in English, Congo is a fantastic addition to the library of any Africa watcher.  Over the years I’ve read whatever Congo/Zaire related books I could get my hands on in English, and now I’m thoroughly immersed in this new telling.  Super for those looking for an introduction to the country as well as a mini-lesson about much of the African story over the last century. jpeg