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A Season in the Congo

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This play by renowned poet and political activist Aime Cesaire recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. "A Season in the Congo" follows Lumumba's efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political struggles that led to his assassination in 1961. Cesaire powerfully depicts Lumumba as a sympathetic, Christ-like figure whose conscious martyrdom reflects his self-sacrificing humanity and commitment to pan-Africanism. Born in ...

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A Season in the Congo
2018, Seagull Books

ISBN-13: 9780857424877

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A Season in the Congo
2009, Seagull Books

ISBN-13: 9781905422944

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