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Congo Diary: The Story of Che Guevara's "Lost" Year in Africa (Centro de Estudios Che
Featuring a foreword by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ("Che Guevara in Africa"), this book fills in the missing chapter in Che Guevara's life as head of the secret Cuban force that went to aid the liberation movement in the Congo against the Belgian colonialists in 1965. The idea was to prepare a group of Cubans for the mission to Bolivia, as well as to assist African national liberation movements.This diary remained unpublished for decades because of its controversial content, but, like his other diaries, reveals Che's great literary gift, his razor-sharp intellect, his dry wit, and his brutal honesty. Because this diary deals with what Che admits was a "failure," he examines every painful detail about what went wrong in order to draw constructive lessons for future expeditions.This publication of the complete Congo Diary has been thoroughly revised by Che's widow, Aleida March, and published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center in Havana.Features:Forewords by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ("Che Guevara in Africa") and Che's daughter, Aleida GuevaraTwenty-eight pages of unpublished photosExtensive notes and glossary explaining Swahili termsBackcover blurbs by Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary (Penguin
Joseph Conrad's enduring portrait of the ugliness of colonialism. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadHeart of Darkness is the thrilling tale of Marlow, a seaman and wanderer recounting his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz. Traveling upriver into the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning, not only of his own nature and values, but of those that underpin Western civilization itself. This edition also includes Conrad’s Congo Diary, a glossary, and an introduction discussing the author’s experiences of Africa, critical responses, and the novel’s symbolic complexities.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date tra...
Brand: Penguin Classics ASIN: 0141441674
Congo diary and other uncollected
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Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary (Penguin Classics) by Conrad Joseph (2007-09-25)
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Heart of Darkness & Selections from The Congo
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIntroduction by Caryl PhillipsCommentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip GourevitchOriginally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century’s most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad’s grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad’s Congo Diary of 1890—the first notes, in effect, for the novel, which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad: “His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.”
Che in Africa: Che Guevara's Congo
A year before his fateful Bolivia mission, Che Guevara led a group of guerrillas to support the Congolese liberation movement in 1965. Considerable speculation has always surrounded Guevara's disappearance from Cuba and why he went to fight in Africa.The story behind the Congo mission is now revealed in this book, which includes Guevara's previously unpublished "Congo Diary." Guevara's diary assesses the role of figures within the African liberation movements, among them Patrice Lumumba and Laurent Kabila, leader of the 1997 overthrow of the Mobutu regime in Zaire (Congo).Author William Galvez quotes recently declassified CIA documents showing how the CIA assembled a mercenary band of white South Africans and others to pursue Guevara's guerrilla column.
Brand: Brand: Ocean Press (AU) ASIN: 1876175087
The Eyes of Another Race: Roger Casement's Congo Report and 1903
In 1903, Roger Casement, then a British consul, left his consular base on the Lower Congo River and made a journey through the regions of the Upper Congo to investigate at first hand reports of alleged atrocities. His subsequent report was a crucial instrument in the British government's efforts to bring about change in King Leopold's Congo Free State. This edition brings together Casement's report, together with his diary of that year, which have been carefully edited for publication. Names which were omitted from the original published report have been reinstated, and explanatory notes have been provided to report and diary. The editors' introduction addresses the scramble for Africa, the role of Leopold and the Congo Free State, Britain and the Congo question, Casement's career, publication of the report and the humanitarian campaign, 1904-13.
Brand: Brand: Univ College Dublin Pr ASIN: 1900621991
Congo Flag Journal: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Diary, lined Journal to write
Travel Journal, Congo Flag DiaryCongo Gift, Present, Souvenir BookBlank neutral wide-ruled paper with a line at the top for the date to write down all of your notesof your trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The blank diary contains 132 lined pages to write in.Write your own travel diary and capture the thoughts of your trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Blank Lined DRC Flag Journal to write in for women and men, kids and teens.The small portable blank book with lined pages (6"x9") is light enough to carry in a bag or a backpack.Perfectly sized at 6"x9"132 PagesSoftcover bookbindingFlexible PaperbackGlossy cover design, Retro Look FlagNeutral wide-ruled paper with a line at the top for the dateIdeal for taking notes, dreams, thoughts, memories, writing in as a diary, or giving as a gift
Roger Casement: The Black Diaries - with a study of his background, sexuality, and Irish political
In this extended and further enhanced 3rd edition, with many more photographs, all Roger Casement’s Black Diaries are again published together, including, uniquely, a full version of the erotically-charged 1911 Diary over which London threatened an obscenity prosecution. The volume provides both a comprehensive text of the diaries, with explanations for their cast of characters, famous, infamous, and fleeting, and a context for the author whose significance and seminal role in the political development of independent Ireland has been masked by the debates over authenticity. This remains a uniquely original look at the Irish patriot and humanitarian, hanged in 1916 for treason. It was the same Casement whose reports in 1904 and 1912 on rubber slavery and genocide in King Leopold’s Congo and the Peruvian Amazon, reflected in his diaries, that shocked the world.The book also deals with the neglected sides of Casement’s life, his involvement in Ulster and Irish politics, his family background in Co. Antrim, his Belfast boyfriend Millar Gordon, and new discoveries about his sociopathic companion, the Norwegian sailor Adler Christensen. There is as well a comprehensive account of the authenticity controversies, Casement’s homosexuality, and his time in Africa and South America....
The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the
Ernesto "Che" Guevara was one of the greatest exemplars of the revolutionary 1960s, a man whose heroic adventures were essential to the success of the Cuban Revolution and whose legend fired the imaginations of a whole generation. In 1965, amid worldwide conjecture, Guevara left Cuba, where he was a minister in Fidel Castro's postrevolutionary government, and traveled incognito to the heart of Africa. People's hero Patrice Lumumba had recently been assassinated, and Guevara was to put his theories of guerrilla warfare to use helping the oppressed people of the Congo throw off the yoke of colonial imperialism. The first task was to assist the young Laurent Kabila in his struggle against Mobutu and Tshombe, the two key figures in the newly independent nation. For the first time, The African Dream collects Guevara's unabridged journals of the expedition. They are the record of the bitter failure of a political and ideological dream, and a telling complement to the subsequent rise of Kabila and his recent demise. Most of all, the diaries afford the reader a very personal insight into the thoughts and emotions of Che Guevara, the twentieth century's great revolutionary martyr.
Brand: Brand: Grove Press ASIN: 0802138349