subwaybookreviewKing Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild.
Mary: "What is the book about? Oh god, the story is complex. It's a study on colonial Africa that goes back to the 1400s. It's a historical account that's easy to read, like a story, but you're learning a lot. It's starts with the Portuguese interest in the Congo, how they started to colonize it and creates what the trajectory looked like from there. You see how trade turns into conquest. Hochschild gives us the perspective of the first King of the Congo - that's a voice we usually don't hear. I'm re-reading the book because I like to refresh my memory on dates and names. I'm West African and understand the consequences of colonization but it's good to have exact references."
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- tumbliina@vangloriousness I feel like you would like this one
- maryakpaNice to meet such a lovely spirit in the NY subway. Thank you!! 💙
- subwaybookreview@maryakpa I felt the same way 💕✌🏼️
- africansamurai1979I just finished it! Great book.
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