King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

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Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of Leopold's brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver.

In the late nineteenth century, a time when Africa was being parcelled among European powers, King Leopold of Belgium seized vast, untapped territories around the Congo River. Under his brutal regime, resources were plundered, natives oppressed and populations halved. Amidst the corruption, Leopold maintained a façade of a compassionate leader.

In King Leopold's Ghost, author Adam Hochschild introduces us to a group of missionaries and idealists who, upon their arrival in Africa, found themselves in the middle of a horrifying holocaust. Their courage to stand against Leopold shines a light on this often overlooked chapter of history.

A devastating piece of African history, King Leopold's Ghost explores the grave cost paid by those silenced by colonial terror.

'All the tension and drama that one would expect in a good novel' - Robert Harris, author of Fatherland

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£10.99  £10.44
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781509882205
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