Reveals the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe.
The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation.
The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighbourhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo.
"Eye-opening reportage from an African nation that has been robbed and despoiled for centuries-but that is now finding paths of resistance..." - Kirkus Reviews
"A thoughtfully assembled resource and a clarion call for readers to seek out ethically sourced goods and support efforts to bring justice and peace to this cruelly pillaged land."— Booklist