Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War

Title

Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War

Authors

Ben Rawlence

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news that never travels far--the news of the uneasy peace being made in the towns of Congo's silent quarter. Rather than taking the direct flight suggested by aid workers and mercenaries, he travels by foot, motorbike, and boat, taking his time to meet the people who are making a new life in one of the world's most dangerous places. He introduces us to a guerrilla turned army officer; Lebanese cousins, young tin traders shipped to Africa by their family; a talk-show host who dispenses counsel and courage in equal measure; and a priest who explains the price of beer and normality.

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

One World Publishers

City

London

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History | Nonfiction