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Heart wrenching. It's astounding that the Democratic Republic of Congo does not get more international attention.Published 13 months ago by Benjamin Lamb
It's hard to want to keep returning to the true story of such hardship. Brian Mealer is a brilliant writer whose story won't let you stay away long. Read morePublished 17 months ago by C. HAdams
I found this to be quite well-written, offering an enlightening mix of the Congo's history, tendencies, and recent events. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joseph Bishop
Bryan Mealer’s memoir of the aftermath of the Second Congo War serves as an insight into a time, place, and event, which most readers will never have heard of, let alone... Read morePublished 23 months ago by kickit
This book is not in the same league as King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, It has 5 long chapters, dealing mostly with incomprehensible... Read morePublished on November 23, 2013
There is no other book about Africa like this. You just have to read it to see what I mean. He is more adept at transporting the reader to his eyeballs' perspective than any... Read morePublished on October 31, 2011 by Chris M. White
If you want a very recent book telling what's happening in all the corners of Congo, from a journalist's eyewitness perspective from 2003 to 2007, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by Robert E. Smith
One part travelogue and one of adventure, another of reporting and yet another of tortuous self discovery, 'All Things..." is all of these things, yet hostage to none of them. Read morePublished on January 14, 2009 by Paul VanDevelder
Travel and the understanding of cultures different than our own should force the traveler, writer, reporter, painter, whatever, into a variety of situations and realities from... Read morePublished on December 8, 2008 by William H. Hastings IV