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The Resource All things must fight to live : stories of war and deliverance in Congo, Bryan Mealer

All things must fight to live : stories of war and deliverance in Congo, Bryan Mealer

Label
All things must fight to live : stories of war and deliverance in Congo
Title
All things must fight to live
Title remainder
stories of war and deliverance in Congo
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Mealer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1996, the fighting in Rwanda spilled over the Congolese border, sparking a conflict that would eventually claim more lives than any other since the Second World War. In the course of his three years as a reporter in Congo, Bryan Mealer was the witness - often the only witness - to almost unimaginable scenes: entire cities laid waste by teenage gunboys with machetes and ball gowns; an obsessed UN commander locked in a fight with a shadowy militia leader named Cobra Matata; local heroes who resurrected a defunct rail line to ferry supplies to war-choked villages." "Staying in Kinshasa and Bunia and traveling with the war, Mealer immersed himself in Congolese life - a turbulent and often terrifying existence. But every time he tried to leave for him and his wife, he found himself drawn back, absorbed into the cycle of destruction and hope in Africa's most troubled state. Eventually, he set out from the urban flight zones he covered to take a two-thousand-mile journey through the wild backcountry by barge and train, searching for signs of renewal."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mealer, Bryan
Dewey number
967.4103/4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT658.26
LC item number
.M43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Rwanda
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Ethnic conflict
  • War and society
  • Postcolonialism
Label
All things must fight to live : stories of war and deliverance in Congo, Bryan Mealer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
192048011
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781596913455
Lccn
2008003864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)192048011
Label
All things must fight to live : stories of war and deliverance in Congo, Bryan Mealer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
192048011
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781596913455
Lccn
2008003864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)192048011

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