Belgian Congo

Jun 2012
39
Scotland
#1
Does anyone have any resources, propaganda, or just general knowledge about the days of the Belgian Congo (1908-1960)

Any information such as daily life in the Congo, Belgian attitudes towards the colony as well as the fight for independence in 1960 would be great.

Thanks
 
May 2014
89
Earth
#4
If you like the advantages of historical fiction, the Barbara Kingsolver book on the Belgian Congo about 1959 is done well from an outsiders view. It is named The Poisonwood Bible.
 
Oct 2013
14,533
Europix
#5
Does anyone have any resources, propaganda, or just general knowledge about the days of the Belgian Congo (1908-1960)
IDK if it helps, here are some links:

http://www.ingeta.com/dcoumentaire-qui-a-tue-lumumba

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Salah

Forum Staff
Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#6
This is a good introductory title.

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