Congo Diary: Episodes of the Revolutionary War in the Congo

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  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
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Che Guevara's disappearance from Cuba in 1965 aroused much speculation. In preparation for the fateful Bolivian mission, Che led a secret Cuban force to aid the liberation movement in the Belgian Congo after Patrice Lumumba was assassinated there. Unpublished for decades because of its controversial content, this account of Che's lost year in Africa reflects his great literary gift, his characteristic insightfulness, his dry wit and his brutal honesty. Che's original manuscript has been revised and reviewed by Fidel Castro and Che's widow, Aleida March.

Author Biography

Now thoroughly revised by Ches widow Aleida March, this diary remained unpublished for decades because of its controversial content, but, like his other diaries, reveals Ches great literary gift, his razor-sharp intellect, his dry wit and brutal honesty.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. vii
Editors' Notep. 1
Che Guevara in the Congop. 3
Forewordp. 5
Congo Diary
Preface: An Initial Warningp. 15
First Actp. 18
Second Actp. 23
First Impressionsp. 27
The First Monthp. 35
A Hope Diesp. 40
A Defeatp. 49
The Shooting Starp. 61
Winds from the West, Breezes from the Eastp. 67
Breaking Loosep. 77
Scattering Seedsp. 84
Attempting "Pursuit"p. 92
The Patient Grows Worsep. 98
Taking the Pulsep. 107
The Beginning of the Endp. 117
A Battle against Timep. 126
Various Escapesp. 138
Disasterp. 145
The Whirlwindp. 156
A Stab in the Backp. 177
The Eastern Front Sinks into a Comap. 192
The Collapsep. 201
Epiloguep. 214
Glossary: Clarification of Swahili Names and Termsp. 241
List of the Cuban Combatants in the Congop. 253
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