Thursday, 22 August 2013

King Leopold’s Ghost

By Adam Hochschild, 1998
This astonishing, award-winning book tells the story of the brutal subjugation of the Congo which resulted in the deaths of between 5 and 8 million people. Hochschild profiles several people who helped make the world aware of this awful reality. He highlights the key role played by Sir Roger Casement who put the force of the British government behind the international protest against Leopold.

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