[KINDLE] ❤ Dancing in the Glory of Monsters ➜ Jason Stearns – Alwaysonltd.co.uk

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters At The Heart Of Africa Is Congo, A Country The Size Of Western Europe, Bordering Nine Other Nations, That Since 1996 Has Been Wracked By A Brutal And Unstaunchable War In Which Millions Have Died And Yet, Despite Its Epic Proportions, It Has Received Little Sustained Media Attention In This Deeply Reported Book, Jason Stearns Vividly Tells The Story Of This Misunderstood Conflict Through The Experiences Of Those Who Engineered And Perpetrated It He Depicts Village Pastors Who Survived Massacres, The Child Soldier Assassin Of President Kabila, A Female Hutu Activist Who Relives The Hunting And Methodical Extermination Of Fellow Refugees, And Key Architects Of The War That Became As Great A Disaster As And Was A Direct Consequence Of The Genocide In Neighboring Rwanda Through Their Stories, He Tries To Understand Why Such Mass Violence Made Sense, And Why Stability Has Been So Elusive.Through Their Voices, And An Astonishing Wealth Of Knowledge And Research, Stearns Chronicles The Political, Social, And Moral Decay Of The Congolese State.


About the Author: Jason Stearns

Jason K Stearns is an American writer who worked for ten years in the Congo, including three years during the Second Congo War He first traveled to the Congo in 2001 to work for a local human rights organization, H ritiers de la Justice, in Bukavu He went on to work for the United Nations peacekeeping mission MONUC In 2008 Stearns was named by the UN Secretary General to lead a special UN in Jason K Stearns is an American writer who worked for ten years in the Congo, including three years during the Second Congo War He first traveled to the Congo in 2001 to work for a local human rights organization, H ritiers de la Justice, in Bukavu He went on to work for the United Nations peacekeeping mission MONUC In 2008 Stearns was named by the UN Secretary General to lead a special UN investigation into the violence in the country.Stearns is the author of the book, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, and the blog, Congo Siasa



10 thoughts on “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

  1. says:

    It s often claimed that the Congo Wars are too confusing for outsiders to understand Pshaw.It s really quite simple The RFP pushed into DRC in the guise of the AFDL, originally pursuing ex FAR Naturally with UNITA and FLEC in the area Angola had an in


  2. says:

    If you want to understand the tragedy that is the Congo, put aside the mythology and read Dancing In The Glory of Monsters Jason Stearns has untangled the snarling mess that is the history of this sad nation As someone who s researched and written about the C


  3. says:

    This book has been called the best current nonfiction about the violence in the DRC which I think says farabout the dearth of good books on the subject than on this one s merits.While the book is a useful primer on the facts and political history of the violence in t


  4. says:

    Mass violence does not just affect the families of the dead It tears at the fabric of society and lodges in the minds of the witnesses and perpetrators alike A decade after the violence, it seemed the villagers were still living in its aftershocks They had all fled after the


  5. says:

    Jason Stearns set a formidable task for himself in the Introduction to his excellent Dancing in the Glory of Monsters , taking Hannah Arendt memorable the banality of evil as the starting point for his investigation into the decades long war in the Congo He doesn t personalize the m


  6. says:

    Easy recommendation to the govt put this author in charge somewhere in how western govt money is spent in the area.1st read the last chapter then set aside an evening to read the whole thing then give it to a friend to read.why because people matter their pain and suffering matter killing p


  7. says:

    This book provides clarity to the quagmire of wars that have been happening in the Congo since the Rwandan genocide of 1994.Mr Stearns explains well the personalities involved and also brings us face to face with the brutality undergone by ordinary people in the many shattered villages and cities T


  8. says:

    This is the book I chose for the 2016 world literature challenge March Sub Sahara.5 starsVery interesting book Also very enlightening Don t really hear what is happening in Africa They didn t make any sense, Nabyolwa remembered First they accused me of deserting which was strange coming from a bunch of des


  9. says:

    An important book, with some valuable insights but terribly and pointlessly over long Could have been, and should have been a 180 page monograph Still, a quick read if you know how to Review will follow if I get some time.


  10. says:

    About 10 years ago, Philip Gourevitch wrote We Regret to Inform You about the Rwandan massacre You read it and are filled with moral outrage about the horrible acts of the Hutus and the relatively innocent victims Tutsis This is the next chapter in that story and it is much a harder andcomplicated read, as the Rwanda mass


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