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Selling the Congo: A History of European Pro-Empire Propaganda and the Making of Belgian Imperialism Hardcover – January 1, 2012
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You can read Stanard's Aug. 2015 reddit "AMA" on Selling the Congo here: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/3iaa08/ama_selling_the_congo_and_belgian_imperialism/
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To understand this work best, I recommend at the very least reading King Leopold's Ghost and The Scramble for Africa to understand how this legacy required the propaganda efforts that Stanard articulates. The Congolese people today are much more sophisticated and there are many scholars with African heritage who have written about these issues from their personal experiences that also provide a complementary picture of this issue. The Congo from Leopold to Kabila by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is just such a book and it will allow you further clarity of how the manipulative PR from the Belgians was being processed by those who were the possible victims. The book is quite expensive because of the academic and limited circulation but I recommend it highly for those who are looking for this kind of detail.