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US documents released in August 2011 reveal that President Eisenhower directly ordered the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of Congo. But the Americans were not alone Six months after achieving independence from Belgium, Congos first legally elected Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, was assassinated on 17 January 1961. The effects of that attempt at annihilation, sanctioned by the United States and carried out by the Belgians, continue to reverberate throughout the continent today as the scramble for Africa continues. Patrice Lumumba was an icon of African liberation, a hero who represents a short but realistic ray of hope for true African democracy. In this important book, readers are able to engage with Lumumbas original voice through carefully selected writings and speeches. The critical section on Lumumbas legacy reflects that his voice is crucial for the current re-imagining of the continent, the African Renaissance and questions of nation-building and identity.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 224
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2425-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2425-4
Publish Year : 2013
Rights : World Rights

Dedication
Timeline
His life
His speeches and writings
Other voices and interviews
End Notes
Bibliography
Index

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