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A Mighty Big River

eBook (PDF), 255 Pages
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The Zaire/Congo River, the second biggest and sixth longest river on earth; its course a vast 4,640kms of sluggish, meandering, island-studded mystery, broken in places by fearful rapids and falls, fringed by dense rain-forest, and inhabited by primitive tribes and wild animals. Few places can evoke the same images of dark brooding menace and danger, and few places can have justified such impressions, from the horrors of the Congo Free State, through the Stanleyville massacres, to the chaos and blood-letting of the post-Mobutu years. In 1984, Mobutu was at the height of his power and ruled Zaire with an iron fist. It was at this time that the author set off to follow the course of the river from its source to the mouth, alone, by dug-out canoe and on foot. His matter-of-fact narrative as he describes the perils and tribulations of the journey - which culminated in a spell in a Kinshasa prison - offers a fascinating insight into the life of the ordinary people under the regime... More > of President Mobutu.< Less
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  • By dick
    Oct 15, 2009
    "A Mighty Big River" An enthralling tale of travel the "challenging" way, but the only way to get the broader picture. And whilst I awaited "the horror" in the heart of darkness, it only appeared to be prevalent in the inner confines of Mobutu's modern world. And the periphery of that world we are shown is treated with the terse contemptuousness of a seasoned travller. For me it brought the River Congo and its people, villages, towns and scenery to life - and you can't ask much more from a book.
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Publisher
Lulu
Published
September 29, 2011
Language
English
Pages
255
File Format
PDF
File Size
2.99 MB

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