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Michela Wrong’s Reading List: The Crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

In the Footsteps of Mr. KurtzI Didn't Do It for YouIt's Our Turn to EatBritish journalist Michela Wrong, author of In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz, I Didn’t Do It for You and It’s Our Turn to Eat, has compiled a reading list for allAfrica.com of books that deal with the crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Wrong’s list includes Susan Williams’ recently-released title, Who Killed Hammarskjöld?.

Michela Wrong, author of ‘In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz‘ chooses seven books about the crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa, by Adam Hochschild, (Pan, £9.99).

It’s impossible to understand why the Democratic Republic of Congo is in today’s pitiful state without examining its grotesque colonial history. Hochschild’s book is a devastating indictment of Belgium’s King Leopold, who paid the explorer Henry Morton Stanley to carve out a vast personal colony and then looted it.

Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone, by Larry Devlin, (Perseus, £8.99) and The Catastrophist, by Ronan Bennett, (Headline, £8.99).

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