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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo,9780060188801

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

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9780060188801

ISBN10:
0060188804
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/5/2001
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

In the Congo, a country rich with diamonds, gold, copper, uranium, oil, and timber, the average worker was reduced to a living income of $120 a year under the rule of Mobutu. This is a brilliant journalistic account set amid the heart of the apocalypse--a nation plunged back to the Iron Age, whose citizens miraculously continue to survive. 8-page photo insert.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Map
xi
Introduction 1(12)
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave
13(22)
Plaything for a king
35(26)
Birth of the Leopard
61(26)
Dizzy worms
87(22)
Living above the shop
109(22)
A nation on Low Batt
131(18)
Never naked
149(20)
The importance of being elegant
169(24)
I get by with a little help from my friends
193(24)
A folly in the jungle
217(22)
The night the pink champagne went flat
239(10)
The Inseparable Four
249(20)
Nappies on the floor
269(22)
Ill-gotten gains
291(20)
Epilogue 311(10)
Glossary 321(4)
Bibliography 325(4)
Index 329


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